I'm not sure I have an "Off Switch." This whole winter my plan was to work less than last year, but I think I've failed at that. I work nearly 7 days a week, often times two jobs, and try and fit my remaining time with soccer, snowboarding, working out, and the occasionally night out. The only problem with this is that I actually LIKE being this busy. I hate being idle, I hate wasting time. That's probably why a summer of walking 2700 miles seems reasonable.
With my rare moments of being home with some time to spare, I have been diligently working on getting all the necessary food products to make my meals. In the last month I have bought:
10 lbs Puffed Quinoa
10 lbs instant Polenta
10 lbs whey Protein Powder
120 Gu Packets
200 Clif Bars
20 size 10 cans of dehydrated/freeze dried fruits and veggies
150 Starbucks Vias
120 Fruit snacks
12 boxes of Rice Couscous
13 lbs dehydrated instant refried beans
15 lbs Peanut Butter
20 bags of Chips
and endless random items including Pork Rinds, Mashed Potatoes, Powdered Butter, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Powdered Peanut Butter, Tuna, Corn Chips, Quinoa, Veggie Chips, and all the condiment packets borrowed from Canyons...
It's a hugely overwhelming job to pack 5 months worth of food and needs, and to add to the mess, I move out of my condo and back into my car in 10 days, so I need to have most of this done immediately! boo...
But thankfully I have a weekend to relax. The kids that I nanny for are ski race all stars, and headed off the Aspen to race for the NASTAR nationals, including mom and dad that both qualified! (I didn't qualify, racing on a snowboard is harder than I thought, and the best racers are on carving boards, a monoboard-like device that goes silly fast) So while the family heads out of town, I have to kick into warp speed for packing. Last night I stayed in and packed breakfasts and rolled toilet paper, a rather dull way to spend my last day as a 25 year old, but it feels good to start attacking the beast. If only someone else would come and finish the job...
And yes, today is my 26th Birthday, and as my dad reminded me, now I need to change the "About Me" section to "a 26 year old kid STILL trying to figure out what I want out of life."