I left work after a physical 11 hour day of landscaping and lawn mowing and went straight to the trailhead. By the time I arrived it was already dark, so I threw a dead headlamp in my pocket, put on the lone sock I could find in my car, and stuffed my other bare foot into my hiking boots. Thirty minutes of steep, clumsy running later I got to the still dark summit, took this crappy picture, and took a minute to think about why I was doing this.

There’s a difference between finding time and making time. Sometimes to get in touch with yourself and create and maintain relationships with others you need to make time, because nothing will be handed to you. I was hungry, tired, sore, and late for a meeting with my bed, but still found joy in this moment. Whatever you find yourself doing remember, the time is now, live your life for this moment.