Since my last birthday, a lot of things have changed in my life. The biggest adjustment is that I no longer live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, the place I call home. When I think of that it makes me sad. On the flip side, I moved down here to pursue a great opportunity with my new job. I’ve learned about new technologies that are used within corporate data centers. I have also manged to acquired a few certifications along the way. As I get older, I’m finding out more about myself every single day.
I moved to Columbia without knowing anybody. The thing I did know is that there were no rocks in Columbia. To most, this might sound petty or insignificant, but to me it was major downfall. Just the thought of rock climbing in a gym made me cringe. In the past 3 or 4 years, climbing has become a way of life. Climbing clears my head, relieves stress and anxiety, and allows people to bond in an unusual way. Having somebody’s life in your hands is a form of trust that words cannot describe. As a result, I have found friends that will last a lifetime no matter where I live.
Despite my geographical location, I have been traveling on the weekends in search of good times and good climbs. I’ve learned to adapt to the climate and my surroundings as best I know how. I’ve started mountain biking which has been a lot of fun. There are some trails within 15 minutes to my house which is pretty convenient. Eventually I’d like to buy a bike so if anybody knows of a good deal, let me know!
Heraclitus of Ephesus once said “The only constant is change” and this proves to be true in my life. I’m cool with that.