2018: 41 books, 11,211 pages. “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” ― W. Somerset Maugham
I’m not very good, I’ll emphasise that now. But I love it. I love bouncing off rocks and tree stumps, dodging branches, and seeing how fast I can go downhill. I love occasionally escaping work in the late afternoon and heading up Harder Kulm, the local hill. At 1,321m, it just about qualifies as a mountain.
I spend a lot of time alone, but a lot of that is time looking out at the mountains. I love hiking in them on solitary weekends and letting the environment help me process what’s going on in life and where I’m heading. Those days make me feel light, happy, and at home.