Since I dropped out of nursing school I’m now working as a crew leader for ACE and camping for 8 days straight and working out every day like a mad man. You could say I’m too old for this but I haven’t been in this good of shape in a long while now. I lost 20 pounds since dropping out! That school stuff felt like it was literally killing me, physically and mentally. I’ll be poor for the rest of my life but at least I’m me again.
The Museum fire burned up a lot of social trails and some system ones too in an area that I spent a lot of my time over the last 18 years. It also shut us down on the heart project for a few weeks too but that’s all ok. The social trails were at the end of their life spans and the legal ones needed to be rerouted as well so this is going to force the FS to get on that. There’s some opportunity in this fire for us local trail builders.
The problem with having more space at is that you use and fill the extra space. It is nice to have more space but you just end up with more junk scattered about. Some might say that is a discipline problem (true) but very few people have the discipline to avoid that trap.
We just closed out a storage unit that we've had for about eight years. We accumulated so much crap that we needed a storage unit, good grief. I'm currently selling off stuff that hasn't been used since it was put into the unit. It was nice not having to lug winter wheels down from the third floor twice per year but a small price to pay to get rid of stuff and save some cash.
I wish I could have major change in my life. I've grown way too stagnant. But I also have no ambition or vision for change. Haphazard circumstance will eventually better direct my trajectory, but it is a waiting game for me until then. Many people have desire but no means, I have the opposite problem.
My life change: sending a kid off to college in 11 days. It’s pretty heavy.
Mine moves into her first college dorm in a week. Although since she's been at a boarding prep school in Boston, the bigger difference is that she'll be 200 miles away instead of 800 miles. I may get in a few days of skiing in the NC mountains this winter.