HOW HAS IT BEEN HAVING MORE FREEDOM AFTER YOU GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE?
Initially, it was difficult. I was agitated and stressed over things I didn’t need to stress over because I didn’t know what to do with all the extra time and energy. Now I’ve refocused it into training and climbing outside. I’ve been writing training plans and goals, and doing double sessions a lot of the time.
HAS IT PAID OFF?
Since I’ve graduated, I’ve ticked three life goals: a hard first ascent at the RRG ( Goldilocks [ 5.14b] at the Gold Coast), V13 ( Crown of Aragorn in the East Spur at Hueco), and
Necessary Evil [ 5.14c]— so that’s awesome.
YOU PLAN ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL TO OBTAIN A DOCTORATE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE PROFESSION?
My mom and grandma worked with occupational therapists. Occupational therapy is helping people with fundamental tasks like cooking if they’ve lost function in some part of their body. It’s a lot of one-on-one time. I want to be able to help people improve their lives— to impact their lives in a positive way. And I love working with people.