This whole week is likely going to be my vacation adventures... I'm back and survived the trip AND the meetup with internet radio man. I'm starting to feel tired, which is good since I have jet lag. I was a bit nervous out there as one day I slept until 10:00 am Pacific time, but we'll see.
I'm mostly being contemplative at the moment. It was so good to get away, it was amazing. Vacations are a good thing.
I read Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coehlo on the way back. It's kinda a female version of Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah which I've talked about before. One line (amongst many) that stuck out for me was "you are what you believe yourself to be."
It's funny - I started this blog as a way to just vent about life, and to remind myself to live life with no regrets. And this past vacation I certainly did the latter.
I really thought about it as I was sitting trying to get out a question to Exhibit A, who I had talked about before. We got along really well, and after day one of climbing I forced myself to awkwardly ask what was the deal - ie was he interested in me, if so, why didn't he try to kiss me, etc. He looked like a cornered puppy dog and couldn't really answer me. So I let him be and went to get ready for bed. He came in and gave me a hug and a quick kiss, and said yes.
Now, I am really glad I asked even though it almost killed me to do it and I was beet red asking it. I seriously thought to myself - I'm supposed to be the woman with no regrets so I *have* to do this. It led to a nice couple days, but will likely lead no further since there is a distance issue...which makes me sad. But I'm happy I did it.
And now hunger is overtaking me and I MUST eat. I will tell more stories later.