Skiing is Life

I never thought I would discover a new passion at this point in my life.  I’m not super old, not even what I would consider old, but you usually take up new things when you are in your twenties.  Let’s say I’m past the 20s, so when this skiing obsession took over, I was surprised.  I thought my interests were set.  Teach, take photos, write some stuff.

But physical activity, that wasn’t really on my radar anymore.  I did sports until I was a teenager, when the angst took over and I stopped.  And I was never really good.  I participated, but I was never a star.  And I wanted to be a star.

Now to the skiing obsession.  I like it because I’m usually out there alone.  I talk to a lot of the people on the lifts about their day and those conversations can be pretty funny.

Skiing also helped me learn some life lessons.  On the skis, you have good days and you have bad days.  Sometimes the conditions on the slopes are good, sometimes not.  You don’t control any of this.  You do great on hard slopes, you do worse on easier slopes.  Mother Nature will always teach you a lesson.  You fall down, you have to get right back up.  You get into problems, you have to resolve them immediately.  You have to figure it out.  Otherwise, you get into more trouble.

OK, I’m doing philosophizing.  Let’s look at some photos.  Believe me.  Stunning:

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