/ a career and climbing
The difficulties of balancing a time intensive career that you're passionate about and a thirst for climbing that doesn't dissipate. In fact, the more intensive my work gets the more I want to climb. I've got a huge 'project' at work but if i'm due to be hitting the wall of an evening - i'm flying out that office faster than shit off a stick. If I spent less time climbing and thinking about climbing - I'd probably be spending even more time thinking about work shit, which is good and bad.
To the room - how do you balance a job you love and sport/hobby you can't stop craving?
It's tricky. Basically I ring-fence certain times of the week (tuesday night, thursday night, and Saturday) as "climbing" time, and defend that against work encroachment come what may. This may mean I work late Monday/Wednesday/Friday and do some work on Sunday, but I think I'd start to resent work if climbing suffered.
Elsewhere on the site
This survey is being conducted by the Outdoor Industries Association in order to find out more about how and why people... Read more
Every so often you meet someone in climbing that makes you take a step back. Someone with a fire in their eye, passion in... Read more