“Mike got hit with a virus and is out… and my other partner doesn’t feel up to the challenge… you in?”
“Yes… I’m in.” of course I’m in… but what am I in for?
“You in…” two simple words generally answered with a “yes” or “no”. As I read the text knowing that the person on the other end who sent it needed a definite answer soon– I began to contemplate the repercussions of my saying that I was indeed “In”.
For the last year or so I have been living in Grand Junction working as a substitute teacher and training with my friend and coach Rob Pizem. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor… he is always motivated and well balanced– and so incredibly meticulous with safety that even my fear of heights is lessened when climbing on multi-pitch with him. As such my confidence in climbing is heightened and I think I can pretty much do anything (we should all be lucky to have someone that pushes us).
So as I read his text I immediately responded… “Yes… I’m in.”– what I was getting into was a complicated challenge that seemed reasonable when I first thought about it… but reality always has a different way of playing out.