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comment by ButterflyEffect
ButterflyEffect  ·  558 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hey! It's me, pabs. Just checking in. What have you been you up to?

Pablo! Alaska is a place high up on my list of places to go visit...any chance you have any pictures of the Northern Lights which you were able to experience? Good luck in Kuwait!

Sounds like you have found your community up there, with a healthy dose of self-reflection. Crazy to see this update from you and hope you pop back in for the next round of life highlights.

Here's what's up with me:

- I've totally immersed myself in mountains, from glacier travel, to alpine rock climbing, to more technical sport and traditional crag climbing, to backcountry skiing, to rescue systems for both myself and others. I instruct basic mountaineering/alpine climbing classes on a volunteer basis, and have an interest in joining Mountain Search and Rescue in the next year or two to continue to give back and further my knowledge and skills. I don't think this will ever be a career, but it's a passion. That said, I do miss music quite a bit and am getting excited for a few concerts over the upcoming fall and winter. I've fallen away from playing guitar too much and want to get back on that boat.

- Similar to you on the relationship except it was my partner who walked away, but it has turned out to be the best decision either of us could have made and probably happened 6 months later than it should have. Currently working on packing things up to move a good half hour west of where I'm at now, over to Seattle (please don't read my comment history talking about how I would never move to Seattle). Thinking about taking a month off next year to travel to someplace like Chamonix, Patagonia, or maybe Vietnam(?).

- Wondering, as always, where my career will go. At age 30 I have now managed a Quality Assurance team of 5, an Operations team of 5 supervisors and 115 employees, and currently work in R&D managing a team of 4 data analysts and engineers to work towards advanced analytics capabilities to stay ahead of the competition. Always wondering what the long term could, and should, look like and have been thinking a lot around the lines of "just because I can, doesn't mean I should" in career and personal life.