I’m back from a sunny, outdoorsy, active weekend at North Star Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. Joe and his friends from work got a house for the weekend and I’ve been wanting to ski at least once this season, so this trip was the perfect opportunity to get some refreshing time in the mountains and spend quality time with Joe’s friends.
Friday: Looong drive up
One Friday, Joe and I left around 1pm and drove up to Tahoe together. We made a few stops to shop and run errands, and somehow it turned into an 8 hours drive! We were so floored. We scratched our heads wondering where the time went and how a few pit stops added up to doubling our ETA…nevertheless, we switched off driving and enjoyed the time road-tripping together.
At least we stopped for Chick-fil-A. 🙂
We made it to the cabin at 9pm and settled…
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My natural tendency is to distill and simplify the world around me. The irony is that it doesn’t seem to be possible to do. Complexity is a part of life. It’s a part of the world that has become the civilization we live in.
What if I lived in a tent in the woods? Would that remove all complexity from my life? My possessions would be simplified but my needs would be harder to meet and my long term path through life would still have many paths and decisions. Over-simplification is not a sustainable way to live.
Intention has been the key for me. My desire for a reduction in complexity is an intention but I’ve learned to be more specific about it.