Don’t Tell Me I’m Busy

As you may recall from “Don’t Tell Me You’re Busy,” time is hard. But it’s not just about how you want to spend your time, it’s about how others want you to spend your time.

I can’t tell you how many times my parents, when they saw how swamped I was with work, told me I “needed to find something else.” I can’t tell you how many times people would tell me to “just skip the gym.” I can’t tell you how many times people told me, “well it’s not like you get paid or are on a team for it, so you’re not obligated to anything.”

Climbing isn’t a free timer filler; it’s not something you mess around with in your spare moments, and it’s not something that you just dabble in. In reality, climbing is a lifestyle. It becomes just as necessary as eating, breathing, schoolwork, jobs, meetings…

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