In this year between my undergraduate life and my graduate life, I am searching for more than school to define me. I am striving to reach a place of physical, mental and spiritual contentment. Hoping who I am and who I become stay with me into this next phase.
"Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing that in Eritrea for decades. Where’s our reward for saving the Earth? Why aren’t we plastered all over Time magazine? If we lived in the same disgusting, gluttonous fashion that Americans lived, this planet would no longer be able to sustain the human race. But yet, they blame the world’s environmental ills on “overpopulation” (code: poor brown people existing) and then usurp our lifestyle habits, trademark it as their own and pat themselves on the back for doing the bare minimum. How convenient of such a narcissistic nation."
"I’m 52 years old now, so I’ve been climbing most of my life. You could say that I’ve “dedicated” my life to climbing, but it’s more like “I can’t hold myself back.” So it’s not…dedication sounds like I’m really trying hard to do this and it’s just….I just can’t hold myself back, it’s just too much fun."