Was the view worth the climb? (Rescheduled post 10-2017)

We were out in the nature yesterday.
One of the attractions was a lookout point which promised an amazing view over the entire park.
However, to get there, you had climb up a quite steady, steep hill.
For someone who didn’t exercise for 1 year this might be a challenge.
Not to mention a warm October sun and you forgetting to bring water.

So there are we, struggling and gasping on our way up.
I cannot deny that I was feeling super annoyed halfway our trip.
I was sweating like crazy. And My calves were burning.
I started wondering if  the view will really be worth the climb.

However, I’m still that kind of person who simply feels too proud to give up, so I continued dragging my weight up the hill.

We got there finally.
An amazing view lay before us as promised.
We, and the 1 billion other tourist, couldn’t wait to take snapshot of the beauty that nature offers.
And of course a couple of pics with your face in front of it too.

The open space offered no shadows, which is wonderful under a hot burning sun, obviously.

So, was the view worth the climb?
Yes and no.

Yes, because take a look at this:

Plus, burning calories is always a positive thing.

But also, no, it was not worth it.
It took long before I sneaked my way through the crowd to finally take the picture.
It was too hot.
It was too touristic.

Our reason for going on holiday is to get away from people, just the two of us, and have our peace and calm in the nature. That’s why we booked in October.

We simply choose the wrong attraction to go to.

It made me wonder if other “climbs” were worth the “view”.
For many things I have put too much energy into getting there and in the end it was not worth it.
Some of the jobs I had.
Some of the friendship I tried to maintain.
Some of my personal struggles.

Have you ever put too much energy into something and in the end it wasn’t really worth it?

11 thoughts on “Was the view worth the climb? (Rescheduled post 10-2017)

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed the view.
    During my last vacation, my sibling almost had to drag me to a park 2.5h away by train. So much time wasted on travel, while we could be doing other things. And we weren’t sure of the weather. It turned out to be terribly hot, and it was fall, too. It was very touristy, and we got annoyed a few times. I was wiped at the end of the day. We climbed many mountains. But it was so worth it.

    Great comparison to life. Same for me – with jobs and people.

  2. Oh wow! That is terribly.
    I once went hiking up a “mountain” in Denmark and sprained my ankle. I couldn’t walk and thus the ambulance took me to the hospital.
    They told if it happened just a higher up, it would have been a helicopter to pick me up.
    Healthcare in DK is for free, so I was disappointed! 😅

    Ugh yea. The climbs in real life.

  3. Next time you are in Denmark, be sure to sprain your ankle higher. No, not really, but it would be cool to have a helicopter ride out of something so “minute” (compared to serious injuries).

  4. I have been in some situations where the ending felt like a total waste of my time. I would get very depressed and become a total zombie as I “dealt” with the aftermath of it. For particularly painful memories, they still hurt. I still think, “it wasn’t worth it”, except I can also acknowledge it probably was not meant to be if things didn’t work out. Sometimes it could be something in the situation wasn’t right and the reason things fell through was because of that instead of me not being good enough or strong enough.

    I love walking fast as exercise but I haven’t tackled step climbing on a more brisk level like you did. I will have the opportunity for where I’m headed overseas in about a week.

  5. I think the view may not always be worth the climb, but maybe the climb is worth the climb – where we get to might not be worth it, but what we learned along the way will always stay with us (I hope so anyways! For otherwise maybe it all isn’t worth it and I have to believe it is).

  6. Love the end metaphor to real life 🙂
    Also loved that photo! But I also find it unfortunate that beautiful areas like that are so swamped with tourists nowadays, all eager for photos… that is the modern day and age xD haha at the same time I’m one of those tourists and can’t blame ’em.

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