Today we did the one thing that clears my mind from work and all the worries of life...snowboarding. There is something about boarding in the mountains that takes me to a "happy place." Not only does the scenery put me in awe of our Creator, but the moutains are full of meaningless challenges. I say meaningless because they are challenges that won't make a difference in the world, but they have potential to give you a momentary sense of accomplishment. For example, today's boarding challenge was to railslide 3 picnick tables lined up in a row. If you make it you get a surge of adrenaline, if you fail you get a surge of physical pain. Let's just say that today I encountered them both. I realize that when I am in work mode that it is hard for me to unplug. Taking a day off has been a struggle for me in the past. That is why I am in the proccess of rewiring my brain to achieve something on my day off, that is actually nothing. I am not sure if this is healthy, but it feels healthy (all except for my tailbone).
Meaningless Challenges=Meaningless Accomplishments= A Day Off well spent.