When I did Mastery, one result was a question – a question to ask yourself when you’re stuck – when you need to move – when you need to decide.

Lately, I have begun asking, “If not now, when?”

And so I am off to Switzerland in 6 days.

Today, while Simon is off getting canning materials (pickles and so on), I have been preparing for the trip. I’ve made a list of what to bring and have been rooting around digging up all the things I need while doing that. It seems the only thing I can’t find is my light backpack – the one I can crumple up into a tiny ball. Oh well.

I’ll figure it out without that.

And I’ve already packed a bunch of stuff I won’t need until I go. I am as organized and prepared as I can be – I even have my hotel reservation for the last night at the Zurich airport. How organized is that?

Everything else is pretty much freelancing. (while following the trail of course)

Thoughts. I feel I should have profound thoughts. There are so many times when I think that I should be deeply philosophical but when given the opportunity to dig deep, I usually think about something like what to have for lunch.


At the moment, all I know is that I am going to hike and climb high passes – exert myself – work hard – and be in the Alps that I love so much.

I have no idea which direction my thoughts will go. I have no idea whether or not I will make any decisions. I don’t know what impact this trip will have on my life.

What I do know is that now that all the decisions have been made and I’m prepared, I have a sense of peace. I want to smile. I feel content. There is a rightness to this.

Okay – next deeply important choice to make – bring my old hiking boots and buy new ones in Grindelwald while I’m hiking, or wear my newer ones and not buy new ones? The old ones are more comfy. The new ones are more waterproof. You see how tough this all is?


About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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