Happy to announce the birth of my daughter, Piper Tilley Bisharat, on April 7, 2016!
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been managing a freelance writing career while raising a daughter, and that has been a really incredible addition to my life. What’s so amazing is how anytime I try to multi-task, or feel overwhelmed by work, I have this incredible being to remind me to slow down and take things one step at a time. You have to be fully present with a baby. I feel really blessed to have this daily reminder to live a life from a place of love and compassion.
The inaugural Rock and Ice Writing Symposium was a big success. Fourteen writing students from as far away as Spain and South Korea descended on the climbing-media capital of the world, Carbondale, Colorado, for a weeklong writing symposium to learn the genre of climbing writing. Instructors included myself, John “Largo” Long, Jeff Jackson and Duane Raleigh. This was my first experience teaching a writing workshop, and it was great fun to see the students’ progression over the course of the week.
For me, the best part was getting to spend a week with Largo, one of my climbing and writing heroes. Hats off to all who attended, and I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.
The Austrian climbing journal Climax has released its annual “Olga” awards for achievements in the climbing world. I was surprised and happy to discover that I was named “Journalist of the Year” by the editors.