Tuesday, July 14, 2020

L' Ascension

Back in 2017, my friends and I scaled Annapurna Base Camp. Saying that I struggled a lot to get up there would be an understatement. 

But I had to do it. It was a time in my life, when I was getting no where. I was struggling to clear exams, I was struggling to settle into a new country with rather unrealistic expectations. 

The minimum achievement I had for myself was reaching 4130m to the base camp of the Annapurna Mountain Range.

And I did.

The past few weeks, with everything that is happening and the insanity of trying to keep sane amidst the pandemic became a struggle. Perhaps I am overreacting. 

And my mind started drifting again, as it always does. Lot more these days, to deliberately drown the noises surrounding CoVid. 

I started wriggling my toes. I started noticing my breaths. - A habit I have developed recently to get me back to the present. 

It has been helping. 

And I digress. So where was I? Ah, yes, the toes.

I started toying with the idea of training for Everest Base Camp again. 

Well, I have the time. I may not have the resources but I can start walking long distances again. I have been walking since the lockdown began. Now I will have to walk for hours.

"the best view
comes after the 
hardest climb".

At least that's the view I am optimistic about whenever this pandemic decides to end itself. 


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