I’m grateful to say that if nothing else, the sorrows and successes of 2013 have been real. A quick review of everything:
Went to Australia. Saw family. Deepened old friendships, made new ones. Climbed. Played. Smiled.
Traveled back to Missoula, and liked that I came back here. Found love. Finished some great projects. Wrote a website. Loved winter.
Climbed. Skied. Hurt. Worked until I couldn’t anymore. Fought for an engineering license and lost. Lost some clients. Lost love. Lost myself.
Had foot surgery. Learned about love, and myself. Waited.
Celebrated summer. Celebrated this place. Celebrated climbing again, and better. Celebrated my profession.
Found Wyoming. Found the roots, and the crown, of my experience in the wilderness. Found the perfection in imperfection.
Got older. Got more honest. Got excited about winter. Got back to Chicago.
Also, can’t talk about this year without credit to the soundtrack for it. 2013- it’s been real. To 2014, I say “yes!”