This has been the question of late. Your Counselman has been battling the licensure process (soul crushing) as well as some cognitive dissonance related to the aforementioned leisure activities. Which one fulfills the need more? Where are my loyalties? Are they mutually exclusive?
While I know this is a cycling blog, there are a fair number of folks who are equally torn between which surface to navigate. Of course, both are preferable, but at any given moment (on any given day) that is the domain of a rare few.
So, as the seasons turn, and we consider how best to earn our turns, I am settling into the idea that there is only one imperative: What am I called to do in this moment? Tonight I am called to wheels and wet earth, to whiskey and the whiff of spices emanating from the Knott.
**Oh, and I'm bringing along my Uncle from Seattle...
What's your calling?