With less than a month to go to the OR things are starting to ramp up. I have redesigned a new website which will launch next week and I have been working hard to edit some new video footage. However, sometimes it seems no matter how hard you push it is just not enough and your efforts can go unnoticed. When this happens, the best way to regain your psych is to be inspired by others who are pushing and trying to make things happen. I am not talking about those people who pop-up quarterly to checkin with their sponsors. I am speaking about athletes and photographers who are always pushing throughout the entire year. People like Tim Kemple, Joe Kinder, and Natasha Barnes who are always on top of things and make sure their sponsors get the exposure they deserve and the community gets to see life through their eyes.
Please enjoy some screen shots from this week of Natasha Barnes on The Rapture Project. If you have not had the chance you need to check out Natasha's blog. The girl is always hustling to make sure her sponsors are being exposed to new and old climbers alike. She is not just doing it so she can "check it off" her list, she is psyched and wants to spread the psych within the community. Her sponsors should be proud of the job she is doing because within the climbing community too many people assume that being an athlete means you get geared mailed to your door, your plane ticket waiting for you at the airport simply because you are "sponsored" and that your only "job" is to climb.
Time to change people's perceptions, even if it is only a small percentage.