Today was the beginning of the end of my college career. I want to write, but I’m pretty distracted. I have to figure out for sure that an online class I’m taking will count towards my hours so I can drop my creative writing poetry class. I would love to take it, but it’s not practical to pay for a class I don’t need that won’t necessarily help my career. I’m also taking creative writing nonfiction, which I anticipate will be more fun and useful for me.
I’m also trip planning. I leave for Washington, DC on Thursday for the March for Life. I used to go every year, but have missed the last two. I’m glad that I’m going, but it’s stressing me out. Right now I’m trying to book a taxi from the airport and figure out how much it will cost. Taxis are expensive.
Today I was excited to discover that my creative writing teacher was a wilderness guide for four years and a guy in the class worked as a backpacking guide at Yosemite. I’m eager to get to know them and read their stories. Sounds like a dream job to me. Paid to backpack and writing in the free time, it doesn’t get much better than that.
I’m formulating a workout schedule that will get me in shape for LVR. Not much is certain about my future, but I am certain that I want to go back to Colorado this summer. I plan to work on adventure staff so I want to be pretty fit. Right now the plan is P90X Ab Ripper (crazy workout video) and a half hour at the Rec Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and an hour at the Rec on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Currently, I mostly do cardio at the Rec, but I want to add in some weight training. I don’t want to build big muscles, but some arm strength makes a big difference in rock climbing. I don’t know much about weight training, so hopefully I can find a workout buddy who does. Once it gets nice outside, I’ll add in a lot of cycling and hiking.
I don’t have much time left in college. Hopefully I won’t waste it.