Life is either a great adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller
Yesterday was the first time I felt a real disconnect from the work I'm doing compared to what a lot of our management feels is valuable. Note: My manager does not fall into this group, but it's nice to be shot down by half of management when they're the same people who come running to your department when they need something done immediately...reaffirming my desire to search for a new job after this calendar year. Next year is probably going to be a big move.
Because of that, and the fact that my car is dying, I'm moving at the end of this month to save a bunch of money, and am buying a car (pretty focused on a Subaru Impreza or Honda Fit). More importantly, I've booked half of my first backcountry camping trip ever, up in Jasper and Banff National Parks. It's going to be a dirty week of camping and hiking above the treeline and I can't wait. Last night I went to an Outdoors Storytelling night at a local brewery, and the stories were amazing and had a lot of impact on the thoughts I've been having (spending more times outdoor, that spending maybe a bit too much money on this stuff is okay because of the fitness and experiences you get out of it, that holy shit I don't want to work for a large corporation for forever). wasoxygen, one of the folks told a story about the Fall Classic and how she finished last year. Maybe you and her will meet up this year!