The holidays are here and I'm reflecting on an amazing year. For the past few months I have been training with the Boulderz Junior/Open team in preparation for the competitions in the new year. It's been a really fun time so far and I can't wait to compete along side my teammates. School is almost done, just one more week of business until Christmas. The arrival of cold weather is bitter sweet. It means bundling up with the people you love and celebrating another year past. It means saying goodbyes. It means almost every birthday in my family is fast approaching. So, I'm just going to take it with a cup of cocoa and enjoy the ride.
I am so fortunate to have travelled to new places and visited old ones. I've made new friends and old relationships have grown stronger. I've applied for university and I'm trying to fathom a life without my parents, my sisters and my friends around as much. I've worked hard, I've failed and I've worked harder. I've learned a lot and I've realised there is so much yet to learn. I suppose I have a lot to look forward to in 2013.
Happy holidays friends!
Sending you warmth and hugs :)
P.S. Check out my interview with Nathan Ng!
Part One: http://skritch.blogspot.ca/2012/11/interview-with-iyma-lamarche-rock-climber.html
Part Two: http://skritch.blogspot.ca/2012/11/interview-with-iyma-lamarche-part-two.html
And page 20 of the December/January issue of Gripped :D