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Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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I’d go into a long-winded explanation of how bizarre life is at the moment, but I just plain don’t have time. Instead, a short update. It was a climbing-free weekend (outdoors, at least)… climbed Friday at the gym with some of the girls and had a great time. One of my girl-climbing-role-models is knocked up, and she still climbs harder than I do off the couch… she gives me something to aspire to (the strong-climbing part, not the knocked-up part). On the down side, long week + exhaustion + not eating enough + climbing hard did trigger a migraine (am I the only one, or does climbing seem to be a factor for any other migraineurs out there?) so Friday night meant getting myself to the place I’m staying without being able to see exactly clearly. It was not bad… but I kept going through my mental files to see if I’d ever seen a case of someone charged with DUI while on Imitrex…

Otherwise, little ‘ol me was profiled in an interview on It’s long winded (hey, not totally my fault — the list of questions was really long). I also have some guest posts in the queue on some other climbing blogs when I actually get around to finishing them (thank you for your patience, TomM).

I have no big plans in the next few weeks/months… for those of you who don’t follow me on twitter, I started a new half-time job last week working for Kitsap County as a liaison to the Puget Sound Partnership. What does that mean? So far, it means I get to take boat rides around Liberty Bay looking at a disintegrating breakwater that doubles as shelfish habitat and a seal-pup-birthing nursery. It also means that I’m going to be juggling my private law practice with a half-time job, so I’m going to be one busy girl for the rest of this year. I’m extremely happy (and excited)… while there are things I really like about lawyering, when people ask me what I do for a living and I say, “I’m a lawyer” I get a certain… well… reaction. Most folks respond fairly unfavorably to that particular career choice. It’s been really funny to me in the last week… when people ask what I do for a living and I say, “I’m working to help restore Puget Sound, and I’m a lawyer,” their response is TOTALLY different (and usually starts with “Oh, how cool!”). I guess I am a social animal. It apparently does matter what people think of me (sleazebag attorney is less compatible with what I’d like people to think of when they think of me, than environmental activist, I suppose).

Long story short, despite all of the work stuff, I’m still toying with the idea of a solo trip down to Tahoe in June for some bouldering or whatever. If you’re going to be in that part of the world at the end of June, drop me an email.

I hope to get out to North Bend this weekend, but it will depend on how the week goes. Cross your fingers for me for productive workdays and good weather for the weekend…

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.