A year in review: Aug 2016 – present

It’s been quite some time since I made a full blog post. Life has been pretty exciting and there haven’t been too many free moments to actually recount everything. My wonderful friend and new mommy Liz sent me a message yesterday that inspired me to write this catch-up post which I’d do through pictures. So this ones for you Mrs Peek!!

August 2015: Vacations in Lyon and Paris with MBA friends
& London with my best friend and my cousin

September 2015: Enjoying Catalunya with a trip to Waikiki Beach (real name: Platja de la Mora), an almost girls weekend in Cadaques, and the Bunkers of Carmel

October 2015: Fist time bouldering outdoor in Albaracin (and solidifying the most amazing friendships) and a weekend in Lisbon before starting a project in the US

November 2015: Enjoying some weekend fun while working in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Miami and LA.

And on the trip home my first time lead climbing outdoors in Mediona! (though I don’t have a picture of me!)

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December 2015: Weekend trip to Mexico City and my first (and last) ever NBA basketball game

January 2015: A magical disney wedding from which I had lost all picture. ūüė¶

February 2016: A 4 day trip to Brazil ruined by work and phone being stole in a parade (notice no picts) and a much better weekend bouldering in San Joan de Vilatorada

March 2016: A work trip to Lugo where no one showed up for interviews and celebrating 1 year climbing at Sala de Escalada Magnesi!

April 2016: Bouldering competition in Targassone, France

May 2016: Climbing in Vallirana, kayaking in Mont Rebei, climbing in Tenerife

And  a work trip to Dubai to kick off a 4,5 month long project in the Gulf Region. Getting to see my best friend while she was also on a business trip to Dubai was the best part!

June 2016: Celebrating 31 as many times and in as many ways as possible in Barcelona and Lisbon!

As you can see it has been a jam packed year. Here’s to another amazing one with lots of adventure!

 

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Climbing in South Africa

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The more I climb, the more¬†I feel my body getting stronger and stronger. Since starting classes and joining a climbing group in March I have fallen madly in love with the sport. I liked it before, but something just clicked recently and now I can fully appreciate it and want to become more fearless and take on more interesting routes. I think it comes from climbing with people who are more motivating and encouraging. While I appreciate the person who got me into the sport his negativity didn’t make it easy to fully embrace it. Thankfully my trip to South Africa for work also got me the opportunity to go climbing with a good girl friend from the MBA. Getting out in nature and on the rocks was really zen. I couldn’t have had a better weekend in Waterval Boven. I can’t wait to train tomorrow!!

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