It’s Been So Long…

It feels like it’s been years since I published a new blog post. Turns out it’s only been two months. Then again, that’s still a heck of a break between posts. I hope to get back into the habit of writing more often but I can’t make any promises.

So what have I been doing the past two months?

Well, besides working on projects, I’ve been spending A LOT of time outdoors. I’ve been trying to get out hiking as often as possible and just broke the 200 mile mark for the year. My goal is to hike a thousand miles in 2011 (view my hike log).

I’m also getting ready for my first attempt at climbing Mt St Helens in a couple weeks. I’m really excited and hope the weather takes a turn for the better. We’ve had a few sunny days in the past couple of weeks but a lot of rain as well.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately as well. A few of my latest reads include Walden, Cat’s Cradle, and Franny and Zooey. I’m currently reading Ed Viester’s No Shortcuts to the Top, a book about climbing the 14 tallest peaks in the world. Mountaineering is the next hobby I’m looking to try out but it’s going to take some time.

Last but not least, I just want to thank everyone who’s taken the time to contact me over the past few weeks. My blog post about office jobs has been getting a lot of feedback lately from people who feel just like I did when I used to work in a cubicle.

So what’s been going on in your life? Feel free to leave a comment.

4 thoughts on “It’s Been So Long…

  1. Victor

    Justin,

    It’s great so see a new post from you, man. I was one of those guys who googled “hate sitting at a desk all day” a few weeks ago and found your blog at the top of google’s hits. I’ve enjoyed reading your stuff ever since.

    For some reason, this blog comes to mind every time I listen to “Society” by Eddie Vedder…it’s from the movie “Into the Wild”, which is one of my all-time favorites. Kudos to you for following your heart and living life the way it was meant to be lived. Please keep the dream alive and continue to avoid the rat race at all costs. It is overrated, depression-inducing, and worst of all promotes this faulty idea that it’s better to be money-rich and time-poor than time-rich and money-poor.

    Good luck with your Mt. Everest hike. Keep living the good life and get back to posting every now and again if you aren’t too busy.

    All the best,
    Vic

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    1. Justin Wright Post author

      Hey Vic, glad to hear from you. I’m a big fan of both the movie Into the Wild as well as the song Society. I’ll try my best to write as often as I can.

      PS. I’m not quite ready to do Everest yet but St Helens will be a good start : )

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      1. Victor

        Hahaha, well apparently you’re more than ready for Everest in my mind!

        How has the whole multiple streams of income deal been treating you? I’m stuck in an office desk job (no windows) and am thinking of making the jump…I spend my days wondering why I’m not hiking Enchanted Rock, running/biking Town Lake, orswimming in Barton Springs. If that isn’t a sign that change is needed, I don’t know what is!

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  2. Priti

    Hi Justin,

    I am regular reader of your blog and i must say that even i dont like to sit in a cubicle. And sitting without work is far more terrible.
    I am working in a MNC and i have around 4-5 hours work in the whole day. I dont know what to do in the remaining time. Do u have any suggestions. Hahahahahahahha
    Sometimes i too think about going for a drive or hiking or long vaccations but all this seems very artificial because at last you have to return to your cubicle. Solution is that we should love our job or our work. Than only we can enjoy our professional life.

    Looking forward to read more of your stuff.
    BBye

    Priti

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