So many years have passed.
I am emjoying perspective, but it is bittersweet since life gives the tests before the lessons. And I keep learning things I wish I had learned 36 years ago.
My first experience with Yosemite was on the way to Stanford. It was quite an eye opener, even having climbed a dozen Colorado 14ers as a teen.
I graduated 10 years late due to several startups along the way... so much hard work so many years and a degree did not make me smart enough to retain the money—2008 had other ideas. Onward! And I have a much better tripod.