Keep the snacks flowing and tracks growing?
Has there ever been something that you really love to do, yet you haven’t started it (for whatever reason), and something inside of you won’t stop reminding you about it? That was my relationship to skiing until 3 years ago, when I made one of the best decisions of my life.
I bought my first pair of skis and a season pass at the local ski resort! Ok, ok, so you might wanna ask, “Really, come on, the best decision of your life?” Well, that’s a legitimate question, and maybe I’m being a little dramatic, BUT, as I hope you’ll see in my blogs and through takeaskivacation.com, this simple decision to become a ski equipment and season pass owner has really changed my life in more ways than I thought was possible.
“‘None of my friends do it’ no longer worked as an excuse to not do what I love”
Why did I only start skiing 3 years ago? Well, at some point “none of my friends do it” no longer worked as an excuse to not do what I love. So what that I didn’t know anyone to go skiing with? What I should have said earlier was, “Girl, put your big girl pants on, get out there, and find some new friends that like to ski!” Well, long story short (for now :)), that’s exactly what I did, and what a beautiful and awesome decision it was.
Fast foward 1 year after I bought my skis and season pass, I meet a group of 5 NEW friends that LOVE to ski, (oh yea, they might also include MONOCLE, Pockets and Wannabe) I flew across the country, then out of the country, to the Fitzsimmons Range of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains, a.k.a. Whister. And then, I did another trip the next year, when that same group went to Park City, Alta, and Snowbasin in Utah.
I look back to all those years that I didn’t ski, and all those excuses. I’m starting to feel that all those years were preparing me mentally, physically, or whatever-lly, to buy those first pair of skis, and buy that season pass, and shift this adventure into go-mode.
Could it really all be about floating down flakes on foreign peaks? Maybe it’s about meeting new friends or learning something about myself? Or maybe there’s a larger plan in all of it that I can’t see?
You know what, I’m not sure what I did, or how it all happened, but I give thanks to God that it all happened in my life! What I do know is that I’m so excited to see what this ski adventure is all about. And I’m super stoked (hey, can I coin the term “snowk’d” instead? Come on, that’s kinda funny, right? Ok, I’m doing it)… I’m super snowk’d to share this adventure with you!