* mountains always on my mind *
So here are my deliberations: 1.) Work tail off for 3/4 weeks, leave around middle/end of June and work my way out west to hike on the PCT and splore. Thoughts: ride share? Kiss up to someone with a car? I’m dying to see canyons and wiiiide open spaces and sleep in a star-lit desert and hike in the Sierra Nevadas. Then I’d come back around mid-August to move into DC, work some more, etc.
2.) Try to finagle a job where I could do something low-key in a beautiful beautiful place (I applied to tons of places in the Northern Cascades) and have plenty of time to sink into a really yummy reading list, do free online courses through MIT and Johns Hopkins, write, hike, draw, make $, etc. This would be ideal but unlikely unless I call back and tell some places I could stay through the fall.
What happens happens, I’m content either way I guess !