Jean Goldsborough

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About me

Industry Technology
Occupation Technology Consultant
Location Reading, Vermont, United States
Introduction When I turned 50 in August 2010, I had mixed emotions. 50 sounds and feels old - but it's all a matter of perspective. I decided to embrace it and follow my dream to drive cross- country on a climbing trip. I got my act together and planned the journey. In May 2011 I left behind my work, comfortable home with my spouse and animals and hit the road for 3 months in our trusty 1995 Volkswagen Eurovan Blanche. I travelled across the US visiting family and friends, but rock climbing destinations steered my compass. I wanted to give back as much as possible, so please read the beginning of the blog to understand the objectives of that trip. I sometimes blog about other life events that impact me. A “crux” is defined as a decisive, pivotal point. The crux of a climb is the difficult part requiring problem-solving, effort and determination to pass successfully. I coined the word “cruxtopia” myself, to describe an uncomfortable place which is also savored as it is extremely rewarding to solve it. Climbing is the cornerstone of my posts, but I am never lost in the metaphorical significance. Please post comments and follow me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!
Interests rock climbing, travel, microbrews, mountain culture, sustainable practices, music, animals, videography and video editing