Summer Vacation

It is finally here. Another year in the books teaching high school. I have 15 years teaching under my belt at this point and can’t believe how quickly school years fly by.

This summer I have a few plans. As usual, I will head to Ohio with my kids to visit my family. I will also take a climbing trip to Europe and try to climb a few mountains and big walls if the weather cooperates. Then I will head to the Arcteryx Climbing Academy in Squamish to teach and climb a few pitches. After that it is the Outdoor Retailer trade show time in Denver. Finally, after all that work begins again at my high school. Once back, I will have to design new curriculum, help train the two new science teachers at my school and meet about 150 new learners.

In the meantime, I will go camping, fish, hike, swim and play in the mountains with my boys and try to enjoy the down time between teaching. Today was my last day and I was so tired that I felt like I couldn’t even enter the final grades in the computer. A task that is so simple, felt overwhelming at the end of the year. I will recover in a few days and be excited again, but right now I am beat.

If you are in Cleveland in June, look me up I will be hanging with my parents and training at the Cleveland Rock Gym at night. If you are in the Dolomites in July, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up on a big wall and trade some belays! And if you are in Squamish in mid July take a class withe me and find out why I break cams.

Looking forward to the rest of 2018 because the first half has worn me down.


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