I have been listening to Oliver Burkeman’s thought-provoking book, 4000 Weeks. In case you’re wondering, that’s the average human life expectancy, roughly.
His main point is that life is too short to fit in everything you want to do. I concur.
One of his solutions is to learn to enjoy the mundane things you need to do. Might as well, except I’m already pretty good at dealing with boring tasks.
He has a suggestion for the things that interest you. Make a list of the Top 25 things you want to achieve. Concentrate on your top five, and actively avoid the next 20, as they are just distractions to doing your Top 5.
So yeah, I’m in the hills once again.
My first expeditions of the summer were time constrained. This time it’s not. I’m gonna walk until I’m sick of it, or get injured, or the weather turns abominable.
First up, a cross country ramble inland from Kaikoura. I’ve been in the area twice before, so it’s Blind Saddle for the third time, but this time I’ll explore further to the south.
Only a track for the first and last mornings. Scrub not forest.
Not sure what to expect, but it’s really only the second day that will be difficult.
At least, that’s what I initially thought.