It’s February 1st 2015 and I haven’t written anything for 13 months. 2014 was a tough year with some enormous challenges which gave me pause to reflect and question myself, my beliefs and my strength. I am still looking for answers.
Despite the difficulties of 2014 I have continued to work hard to achieve new goals and move forwards and I will endeavour to catch up on that over the next few weeks. Some of the highlights of 2014 include:
Revisiting Vietnam with a group of charity clients, trekking in Pu Luong National Reserve
Summiting Mt Rainier as part of a glacier skills course
Taking on my first ‘mud run’ 10k race
Summiting Eyjafjallajökull after a previously unsuccessful attempt
Now we are in 2015 my intention is to squeeze out every opportunity for adventure I can within my limited means. For the past 6 months I’ve had an overwhelming feeling that something life changing is around the corner. I don’t know what this could be, when (or if) it might happen or whether it is good or bad but it has been constantly at the back of my mind. Maybe it’s this feeling that will drive the very change I sense is coming; a self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe by making my dreams a reality rather than ‘following’ them I will see my life redirect.
Either way if I’ve learnt just one thing from 2014 it is that our lives are precious, short and remarkably fragile. None of us truly know the reason we’re here but one thing is for sure, there are a helluvalot of mountains to climb and sometimes all you can do is give it your level best to get to the top.