A fellow long-time REI-er, Jay, and I connected this week. He shared with me his blog. As I scrolled through, I got hooked reading a post about a list he created: 100 Things I’ve Learned Along The Way Since Being Diagnosed With Cancer. I like lists, and his is good. Heck, I wrote one about leadership-ish stuff.
It reminded me of another photo from The Archives… or, the old folder of photos on my server. I wrote about one of those photos a while ago. This randomness is about one of a total stranger’s list.
Years ago, K and I came across a notebook half-buried in the snow when descending from Camp Muir on Mount Rainier. We picked it up and posted it on some social climbers groups to hopefully track down its owner. We never did, so eventually we scrolled through it. That’s when we came across their list. It was someone’s plans for 2011.
What they wrote made me smile, so I took a photo to remember. They were inspiring, selfless, ambitious. Things like ‘smile more,’ ‘pursue a job and market myself.’ Climb some new mountains or, as they wrote, ‘reach new heights.’ Give back.
Re-reading it now, and Jay’s, makes me think: what’s on my list?