There is one powerful thing that has stood out about my experiences in the mountains over the last several years. It is the feeling of approaching a challenge and knowing that I am ready for what it has in store for me. Of course, there are times that the mountains are beyond anyone’s control, or when I am out of my league, but that isn't what this is about. This is about that feeling of being in control, and knowing I have the skills to deal with what is in front of me. This is about saying ‘I got this,’ a grammatically questionable catch phrase used by my generation as we push our personal boundaries. This year I took that feeling to the next level and went back to school, with a goal in mind.