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How are you going to live your tomorrow?

February 21, 2012

So it has been a really long time since I have written a blog.  Way too long.  And I haven’t had anything to write about but I have felt at times, who wants to read about it?  I feel in the last year and particularly in the six months that haven’t had the “writing energy” or writer’s block. From personal stuff, bike accidents (you have to love scars), bike triumphs  (went on a 90+ km bike trip over three days on my cross country bike), traveling to Mexico with the freeskiing girls (some of my closest friends),

Freeskiing girls!

last minute trip to Egypt (thanks, Angela),

Angela and I at the Great Pyramids

go back to my first competition in almost two years (had the biggest smile that week) and have four amazing people who I thought so highly of and so lucky to have been friends with them die in accidents.

Events that happen in your life, whether upsetting or joyful, they are events that change you forever.  They could be the fork in the road to the next part of your life.  I know from me watching a Warren Miller movie ten years ago changed my life forever.  I wanted to get paid to go skiing, I moved to Whistler and did just that.

Over the past two months I have gone through my mind, what is important, what I want now and the future, what I have to do to achieve it and who I want to be celebrating with.  Now, people who know me know, I’m all in or I want nothing to do with it.  I will give it my all or I’m fine walking away.  I’m not in to the whole Zen, chi or all the spiritual stuff (totally cool if you are, I actually love you for it) but you have one life and it can be cut short, how do you want to be remembered?  How do I want to spend my time?  With working two jobs and a ski career, I real value my spare time.  I’ve made more of an effort to call the people I care about more often, try not to sweat the small stuff, to give more hug hellos, take more pictures, and share what I love most about life to others.  Of course, skiing being the biggest outlet.

Pryor to having this enlightenment (here we go, the spiritual side has come out), I lost my way.  I was getting upset, frustrated, envious, stressing about things I couldn’t control, not learning from my experiences and making the same mistakes, being mad about something that was done and over. But the biggest thing, was not looking at the bigger picture, what I did have.  A supportive family, amazing friends, a job (and two at that), never go hungry, a place to live, I get to travel, my health, and that I got to choose where live.

Rule Number One: Keep it positive!  There is always something, doesn’t matter how small, out of something negative.

Rule Number Two: Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Rule Number Three: Always do something fun once a day.  No matter how busy you are, do something you enjoy.

I want to be happy, do you?

When you fall, just pick yourself up!

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