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Sep 11

Climbing Mountains – Physical and Mental

We all climb mountains…more mental than physical, usually.  This past weekend I reminded myself what it’s like to climb a real mountain.  It’s hard!   There was lots of sweating and panting and determination and amazing views, and I did it.  I have wanted to climb Half Dome in Yosemite for many years and I have finally fulfilled that dream!

What did I learn?

  • I can do it!
  • Bring friends…it’s much more fun along the way and easier to laugh at the pain;
  • Just keep on going…one step after the other;
  • It’s an amazing view from the top.

Now I want to remind myself that these things are true for mental mountains too.  The mountains/dreams/desires/goals may be daunting, but they are reachable.  Really.