grateful

I expect this is mostly because I’m tired and mood swing-y, but I marvel that the people in my life seem to know when to reach out as I sit here marinating in my grumpiness.

This past weekend was massively eventful, a small intro to the craziness and social dynamic that will soon come to dominate the rest of b-school. It also left me drained, grumpy, and justย down. I know, I know, not your typical response to getting a peek of the exciting leadership growth and networking opportunities. But that’s me – your overextended introvert.

The work day today wasn’t the greatest. I was only halfway productive and I just wanted to go home the entire time. On top of it all, it was bloody awful freezing in the office, as usual.

But then after I get home I’m reminded that I have a lot to be grateful for. Namely, the people in my life who care and matter, even if they don’t realize that they’re doing the biggest thing by shooting me a message. My oldest friend of 20 years (literally, twenty years) asking to hang out soon. My dad, because I left a very weird grumpy voicemail on the home phone and he always knows how to keep it real. My mum, forever my sounding board even if I’m frustratedly half-yelling at the phone while driving home. And even someone I met this weekend, my future classmate, inviting me to another happy hour for next week to just hang out.

So just remember. There’s always people.

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hike plan update

I’ve been bad and have only done upper body workouts a couple times since Tomales Point. Between work and home drama, I’ve been distracted and off my game. Yikes.

Dad’s in town this weekend, so we’re going to hike Berry Creek Falls down at Big Basin. Should be fun. I’m going to try and do a two-fer this weekend and tackle Castle Rock too.

Mission Peak โ€“ 6.5 mi, 2200 ft gain, half of half-dome
Tomales Point โ€“ 9.4 mi, 1200 ft gain, mileage
Berry Creek Falls Loop (Big Basin) โ€“ 10 mi, 2000 ft gain, waterfalls! +mileage
Castle Rock State Park โ€“ 5.5 mi, 1000 ft gain, lots of scrambles
Mitchell Canyon-Eagle Peak Loop, Mount Diablo โ€“ 7.8 mi, 2200 ft gain, heat/endurance
Stinson Beach to Mt. Tam Loop โ€“ 16 mi, 3200 ft gain, mileage