Sometimes I want to go ahead and leave.
I want to leave Nashville.
I want do drop out of school.
I want to go ahead and live my passion.
As most of you know, my passion is rock climbing.
I live it and breathe it. It doesn't leave my mind. Climbing is all I talk about... it's all I think about... it's all I DO! I mean, even RAW FOOD is revolved around climbing --- I wanted to get healthier to climb stronger (it's working!). In general, Climbing is my PASSION. If you haven't read my post a while back about finally getting serious about my passion, check it out: http://badashclimber.blogspot.com/2008/07/getting-serious.html
So here I am. Stuck.
I have to memorize poems like "The Seafarer" to recite to my teacher for a grade. You know, just in case someday I get a job interview where I am required to recite it!? Meanwhile I am working out complicated Algebra problems and learning about Scientific Notation. WHAT!!? Why do I need to know this?
I just want to LIVE and CLIMB. I want to CLIMB to LIVE.
I don't give a crap about who was the leader of some crazy cult back in 1865. I don't care about the government. I don't care about reading "Beowulf" and I definitely don't care about busywork.
I don't need a degree to climb. I don't need a degree to live.
I am here. I am me. I am a climber. I am a lover. I am a friend.
Sometimes I really believe that "We don't need no education; We don't need no thought control."
I have to write a "senior career" paper for school this month. I have to pick a career and list things like the education/degree required and what the career involves.
GUESS WHAT? I am picking Professional Climbing! (which is pretty much equal to a climbing DIRTBAG who just happens to get free clothes, shoes, and maybe a small amount of money) But I like it like that. I get excited at the thought of living light. I think I will feel more ALIVE that way.
I really don't think I will worry about having enough money. I think worrying is a waste of time. If I keep up my positive mindset, I can do anything and everything I want... And I will.
I can't wait to write that senior paper. I can't wait to graduate. I can't wait to live in Chattanooga. I can't wait to climb outside all the time.
But I can't forget to be happy in this moment.
I am living and loving. I love my life right now. But I am even more excited for the future.
Tell me your passions. Are you living your dream? What obstacles are in your way? How are you going to get around them!?