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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Original Post - May 3, 2013 - 12:00am PT
One of my first Threads here on ST asked this question, "What Would Your Dream Job Be?"

I was trying to figure out a new path for life back then(Circa 2008/9)and wondering what others thought about their own life goals.

The Thread had many great responses and tonight I was wondering if anyone has made advances in the direction of their dreams?

Peace and Joy, lynnie





SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 3, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Hi Lynnie ... Hope to see you at TPR this summer, one of your dream jobs.
Yes, I did make progress, retired, got sick, but then better; consult when I feel like it. Play the rest of the time and especially having times for l-o-n-g sailing adventures.

I'm living my dream life.

Hugs to one of the most soulful person I know!
Susan


Edit: from the original thread
gettin' mine in about 3 days: sweet heart of early retirement incentive; son's college expenses are lookin' good (how did he go from 2 months to 19 years during the time I ran to the bathroom...note: young parents....do start that college fund if you haven't already) Now off to Yosemite and the East Side during mid week; climbing gym and yoga classes when it's virtually empty; sailing for many months at a time instead of six weeks; mid week skiing. Down side: the years to keep up this pace aren't stretched out like a long lazy summer...but hey, what's that new mantra: "50 is the new 30"?

So things have worked out the way I planned. What I didn't know is that I would have a run with ovarian cancer and chemo and beat it back...hopefully forever. My son is now 22 and nearly finished with college and off to Germany for some study. And yes, as you mentioned, adversity can change your perspective and really grasp what a wonderful thing each day is.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Thanks Susan,

Just want the word out that it can happen.....despite adversity. Actually it seems the big A, adversity, is a huge catalyst to make these dreams progress and attain fruition. Yo the Boss, Susan.

lynnie
QITNL

climber
May 3, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Hey LL - yeah, I made some progress this week, I made my first formal submission as a photographer. Did it through this site http://www.callforentry.org - there are some other interesting calls there. Did my artist statement, references, uploaded a bunch of my Yosemite shots, yadda dadda. If I'm lucky I'll get some stuff on the walls of my local hospital. They have some pretty good mountain photography there.

I made my living selling music for 20+ years which is a dream job to some (screw that). So while I don't know what I'm doing, I kinda know the drill. If I can wander around the mountains and take pictures (and show a little bit of income so I can write off my expenses) that wouldn't be a dream or a job, but that might qualify, I suppose.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 01:03am PT
QITNL,

Sounds like you are living your dreams.....as they present themselves. Hurray for Yo!

I don't think you "arrive" at your dream job, just progressing, like climbing from one pitch to another. And since it's never been done before you have to find the route and make it happen. (Hopefully clean, trad and beautiful)

I was so blessed to find my dream jobs after Dan died. Nomad Ventures and Tioga Pass Resort are miracles that made my life. Feel like more is coming....perhaps islands, Europe, who knows.

Dreams are powerful and keep us alive!

Love, lynnie
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 3, 2013 - 03:18am PT
Do you have a link to the original thread? I wanna see if I wrote something and what it might have been.

Great idea checking in several years down the road on this topic!

Eric
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
May 3, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Is this the original: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=595173 ?

If I posted to the previous thread it probably said something about how my dream job was to not have a job at all... In May 2008 I was into my second year in the van and hanging in the valley. I climbed a tonne in 2008.


But apparently ya gotta eat. So after two farming internships and a not-so-chance meeting with my dream woman, I've started my own business. Our farm is off to a great start and we live in a great place. The farmer's market in Groveland starts May 24. We'll see how much I love it then :)

karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 3, 2013 - 11:23am PT
khanom, I am with you man. I'd love to get some land and get back to the basics. Great food, plenty of exercise and lots more time with my family.

Can I come visit your farm?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 3, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Always thought farming is cool.. The calmness of looking over a crop- surrounded by growing life its all GUD!
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
May 3, 2013 - 11:40am PT
i want tired wings and a weary voice.
i want to distinguish my shout against a diligent discipline within the silence.
i want to toil towards higher and bluer skies.

i want a good dose of hardship in my heart;
thru which i'll sort to find the
blessing in the haystack.

i want a verve that chases the sleep
from my eyes.

i want to pretend that love doesn't have it's teeth into me.
i'll exercise a cold heart, most days.

i want a fleeting understanding,
often crushed by fear, sorrow and confusion.
i want to spend my whole life,
getting back up from my latest stumble.

this is the dream job at which i scratch away
each of these days, as they boldly cross paths with my
dejected journey.

khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
May 3, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Ah yes, the romantic pastoral image... so idyllic.

What they don't tell you is that it is freakin' hard work. And you really have to be pretty zen about it or you will go insane. Today I started harvesting our spinach. It is really delicious, but there is nary a leaf that doesn't have insect damage. Some spots have been wiped out. Our first Bok Choy seeding didn't germinate at all. The scallions are spotty. The red tape just to sell eggs is ridiculous...

Just the way it goes.


Y'all are most welcome to visit. Stuff is starting, but we won't be in full swing until late May/early June. We are only a few miles south of Groveland, so it's pretty convenient if you want to swing by coming or going.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 3, 2013 - 11:50am PT
I'd like to have a little leather shop on a side street in Venice, Italy selling my American style cowboy & Indian crafts to Euro tourists. I'd have espresso every morning at my favorite bar on St Marks and travel up to the Dolomiti & Sudtyrol all the time to climb and ski.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 3, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Being so dependent on nature is sure to be stressful.
You have a campground area yet? Do a few hours of work on the farm to earn a spot and some dinner maybe?

I'd do a big aquaponic farm if I had my drothers about it. More control. Plus have a bunch of fish to sell.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
May 3, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Well back in 2008 I was working at my dream job. A few short years later, it was more of a nightmare.

The past ten months have seen me transistioning into a career in photography also.
I have met the woman of my dreams, and we will pursue our dream jobs together.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 3, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
My dream job is to write books about Nepal and Sherpas in my retirement. If I ever get through the nightmare of moving from one side of the planet to the other, I should be able to commence the dream. Ask me this time next year.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 3, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
nightmare of moving from one side of the planet to the other

Too bad, no teleporting yet. Oh well....

Susan
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
May 3, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Organic farming is indeed among the most honorable of occupations. But... make sure to not keep track of how much you earn per hour.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
May 3, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Astrologist to the stars. Hands down.

Either that, of chief medical examiner. With lots of paid leave.
troutbreath

climber
Kanada
May 3, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Cranky Sherpa.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 3, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
I don't know; I've been trying to wake up from the dream.
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