Sunday, December 27, 2009

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Abraham Lincon

Thanks so much for all the kind word. It was hard coming home after not making it to the summit of Aconcagua but set backs like this are just nature's way of making sure of keeping us humble. Success is a double edge sword, just see Tiger Woods, when things are too easy and we stop challenging ourselves we tent to loose perspective of our priorities. the trick is to actually realize that there is an opportunity to learn and to grow and allow it to happen, if we just stop dwelling on the negative. I like coming home and spending time alone or with my kids and listen to the internal voice.I am always thankful for the opportunity to see clearly the path ahead of me, with all the challenges and the frustrations I am still passionate about what my life is all about and what it represents.

I am still committed to my son and to help as many people in the process as possible, is through adventure that i express myself because what's life but a great adventure. I was a bit embarrassed when I had to ride out of base camp, but then i realized that i should only be embarrassed the day i let my ego get on the way and I don't recognize when its time to turn around. Thankfully for me the only frustration was because it would have been possible, i felt fine but the guide was overwhelmed trying to keep everybody happy at camp 2, it was almost like i ended up camping with the Kardashian sisters.
Overall the experience was a fantastic opportunity to see how my body reacted to altitude, the rest can be accomplished with discipline and training. Desire however can't be teach.

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.” Stuart Chase

6 comments:

Jessie Mead said...

Hey Norma!
Thanks for noticing my illustration in IMPACT! I saw your new piece in Canadian Running Magazine and will actually be doing an illustration for them in April! Will you be running the Calgary Marathon this year?
Keep up the great work!

天氣晴 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..........................

Norma Bastidas said...

Hi jessie,

Your work is fantastic! I am not running Calgary marathon this year, I am hopping to be in Alaska for Denali around that time. Are you running it?

norma

Jessie Mead said...

Thanks Norma!

I plan on running it this year again, and as a matter of fact, training starts tomorrow! Good luck in Alaska!

Norma Bastidas said...

Thanks Jessie. Have fun training. It can get tough and frustrating at the beginning but the harder the going gets the more satisfaction you feel when you accomplish it.

三合 said...

happy new year............................................................