This one might be a bit all over the place.
Tomorrow night is lecture one for the Glacier module of the intermediate climbing course I'm taking. Learning things like 6:1 (or > 6:1) pulley systems for crevasse rescue, ice climbing fundamentals, steep snow ( > 50 deg ) travel, other rope techniques. Very excited! Very excited for where the future leads with this. Snow is still my favorite, glaciers are beautiful and part of my "maybe I'll move to Canada" is I have higher hopes for the glaciers of northern British Columbia and Alberta than I do the lower 48 states. That and healthcare.
Still going to Montreal in a couple weeks, excited for that. Had a conversation with my boss last week, couple hours. Great conversation (perfect conversation, I have a manuscript!). His opinion of me is that I can basically do whatever I want if I really want to, from his level (manager) to his former level (Director) to above (Vice President) in a Fortune 500 company - but he also said he thinks it's equally likely that I get "tired of all the bullshit" at these levels and go do something else. Funny that he sees me about the same way I see me. If I don't move to Canada I still really want a little place up north, I think the Methow is about the most peaceful place I've been to when it's not on fire. Won't mean much to those of you who don't live in the great state of WA.
Song of the week / year for me right now is probably a tie between Fire by Waxahatchee and The Process by Chastity Belt. Couple of tunes about mental well being, something I always struggle with. Struggling with a bit right now with the state of this country, the state of my future intentions, and being 28, I think. 28 is weird. 27 was weird but I think things are getting stranger as more and more friends of mine get married and have kids or talk about how those are important things to them. Or people saying they'll become important things to me as I get older (most of those people aren't distance runners or mountaineers...). Who knows. I sure don't.