Time for Change

scale I believe it’s time for a change!

I was inspired by Wil Wheaton’s post Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life where he outlines changes he needed to make in order to improve his life.

In honor of the new year, and more importantly the new phase of my life that is approaching (whether I like it or not) now that I just turned 40 years old, I’m going to make some changes of my own.

  • Give up chess.
  • Take my climbing to the next level.
  • Improve my social life.
  • Get better sleep.

Much like Wil I’ll periodically check in and see how I’m doing on these goals.

Give up chess.

I love chess and I frequently used it as stress relief, but I think it’s gone way to far into becoming a distraction and escape when there was something else I didn’t want to do or deal with. My goal is to cut it out completely. This is always something I can return to when I’m much older and past my physical prime, but right now it has to go as it’s nearly a minor addiction and consumes significant time that I will need to dedicate to other goals.

Take my climbing to the next level.

I’ve been stagnant in my climbing for at least the last 6 to 7 years. I’ve made it to the mid 5.12’s and have just been maintaining that level ever since. I’m not getting any younger and it’s time to raise it up a notch. First goal is to get solidly into the 5.13 level and see where it goes from there.

This will require several things to come together. First my training will have to become more regular and purposeful. Doing more climbs and...

Posted December 21, 2015
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