Click here to view the published article: What Rock Climbing Taught Me About Failure
Walking into the rock climbing gym, drenched from the pouring rain outside, I felt as nervous as I did on my first day of second grade in a new school. However, I was also enthusiastic about what was to come. You might call this the first stage of failure: nervous anticipation compounded by blind optimism.
I had listened to two TED Talks about finding your purpose in life on YouTube and an entire motivational playlist on Spotify. I was ready. I was pumped. That is, until I walked into the gym and saw a climber dangling from the roof like Spiderman, attached to nothing but a cord. I had signed up for this three-day basic rock climbing course on a whim. The past couple of months had felt a little dull, and I’d fallen into a bit of funk. I wasn’t feeling motivated in my work, I didn’t really have any specific goals or much direction, and I was starting to feel like I was failing at life (some may call this a quarter-life crisis.)
Click here to view this article: Hello Giggles Your alarm rings in your ear with the intensity of Mount Vesuvius blasting its top. Your bed feels so comfy and warm that you’re thinking of calling in sick to work because the blankets have adopted you as one of their own. There are five full days of work ahead […]
Click here to view this article: The Everygirl How often do you read articles teaching you all the ways you can achieve your goals? Do you watch motivation videos on Youtube? Or maybe you’re one of those enthusiastic souls who lists all their yearly goals in a bullet journal with perfect hand lettering. In fact, a […]
“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Try this: Sit in a room by yourself. […]
I live in Netherlands now, and have noticed the numerous differences between Europe and the United States. One of these is the fact that in many saunas/spas, you are required to go in your birthday suit. In the U.S. we have no problem putting half-naked people on huge billboards and all over magazines. But, tell […]