today i decided the park is really for me. i don’t know why. it could be residual good feelings from my attempt at riding my bike up a mountain yesterday. i definitely have residual thigh soreness. also it could be my renewed commitment to finding someone to give me surfing lessons up here. just today i sent out two fact finding emails and next week i’m getting new contacts (my last new contacts i got probably when mini backpacks were hip in high school) (which they still are in port angeles by the way) (not that that matters because the last left contact i had fell out of my eye in the ocean in mexico). also i am lifting weights to prepare for paddling out into the water and pushing myself up to standing. tomorrow maybe i will get my badges so i can post an especially official picture of myself. the hat is even better than i thought it would be.