I've been adulting really hard today, mostly approaching some big opportunities that excite me, but also being challenged by ever more responsibilities. Can I handle it all? Well, this was a really tough climb, with big, steep kick turns marking each switchback that I really wasn't sure I could make a few times, as I shifted my weight the wrong way and started sliding back down the powder as I tried to pull a ski up and around. But I made it to the top of the ridge. And then I used my voice to say no, the other side looks too scary, and then even this run scared me a little. And then of course the next run scared me, too. But I kept going, kept giving it my best effort, and of course it was all so worth it. I look at this photo and remember how much snowboarding excites me. How putting so much into the effort, from training at home to acquiring and learning the gear to the actual day's climbing and riding, made this run mean so much more than the resort laps I've done. So I'll keep giving my all to the daily grind, knowing somewhere along the way, there will be a really fun downhill that makes it all worth it.
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