Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Like There's No Tomorrow

Each year, we watch a new Warren Miller film to get us ready and pumped for powder season.  That was the first time I was introduced to snowboarding, and I've never looked back.  From that first movie on, I was ready to ride.  This year, the title of the film is "Like there's no tomorrow."  There were footages of skiiers and snowboards in many locations around the world including: India, Norway, New Hampshire, Utah, Cali-Squaw Vally, Alaska, etc.  It was sweet!!  Tons of steezy rides, fresh powder, and exhilarating views.

I have to admit, this is a pretty surreal time for me as we draw nearer to powder season.  As I was watching the rides, the leg movements of the boarders, the twists of their bodies, and snow flakes that rush up as they rode, I couldn't help but imagine how that felt while I was doing it.  I really miss it.  I really wish I were one of the lucky few to board this season.  But rest assured, I will be up there--monoskiing, not the same, but I can make it work.

I can really relate to the title for this year's theme.  After the accident, I have never lived my life the same way again.  There's so many things that I took for granted before, but I'll never do that again.  I will live my life to the fullest.  I promise to never let anything get in the way of my dreams.  I know extreme sports like snowboarding is tough business, but don't let my experience or your fears stop you from trying something new.  You never know what kind of things you can learn about yourself.  I felt like snowboarding was one of the ways I lived life to its fullest.  It brought me so much happiness.  Maybe it could do the same for you.  Word of advice: take it nice and easy.  Enjoy!

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