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Tulips

Last weeks lesson teams and projects seemed to be growing like tulips. Working their way into the light, through the frosty spring earth.

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Climbing; my early days



Climbing; my early days

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Today @ projcomm14

Tutoring class today reminded me a lot of my first climbing days. I was just learning the basic skills like belaying and climbing simple routes. I would look at the wall in the climbing gym baffled by the shear amount of coloured grips on there. I was totally focussed at getting to the top as fast as I could, and struggling to get there. All those colours, grips and routes to choose from. It was not straightforward at all.
There I was trying to get to the top and meanwhile struggling to find the right grips, the right footing, even the right balans. I was not getting to the top fast at all. What was the fun in that? Apart from my fear of hights, this thought made me feel uncomfortable, out of place even. What was I missing here?…

Eventualy something changed. After I climbed a couple of times, I got hooked. The puzzling, figgering out the route while climbing, felt most satisfying. In a way I felt excited everytime I would start a new route or tried to finish an old one. I was no longer preoccupied with getting to the top.

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