The Pestle


Ep 62: “Free Solo”

December 11, 2018

We trek through the documentary “Free Solo” and discuss:

  • Lens compression and how it affects the story;
  • love and climbing;
  • we interview Aicacia, a badass rock climber;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

You come to a point in your life when you really don’t care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.Evel Knievel

Notes & References:
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I’ve spent the majority of my life feeling super attached to everything around me: friends, partners, outcomes, emotions, goals, careers, hobbies, etc. I held on so tightly for so long that it began to drain the life out of me, but I was still afraid to let go. I thought that if I let go and detached myself from all the things I cared about, then everything would fall apart. — Just like onsighting a sport route, I held on until I just couldn’t hang on anymore. I knew time was running out. I didn’t want to fall… but the strangest thing happened when I did. My life didn’t fall apart like I had expected. Sure, I fell down and got a little banged up, but soon my life started to fall together in ways I never thought possible. By saying no to the things I didn’t want, I had so much more room for the things I did want. And sitting there at the end of my rope, I actually found my own beta – better beta than what I had before. — If there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it’s that you’ve gotta let go of the people that don’t value you. It’s okay to let go. It’s okay to fall. It’s okay to find your own way in life… bc you’re worth it. And you’re the only one that can determine your worth. ❌ It’s time to stop giving your power to people who don’t deserve it ❌ | 📷: @steverokks — #rantover #pringleparagraph #selfworth #adulting #detach #atx #climbing #rockandice #grippedmagazine #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_worldwide #outdoorwomen #girlswhoclimb #maximropes #thegoodlife

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