Talking with someone recently I was reminded of an awesome backcountry adventure and thought it might be fun to compile some old snowboard vids for kicks.
Top 5 run on my life on this first one. I think it snowed about 6 inches just during our hike. Edit by my good friend Conor, please check out his photos.
Right after getting my GoPro I called in a “mental health” day and went on a solo mission. On the first run of the day I ran into a guy in the trees who showed me all kinds of spots at Bolton. It’s a bit long, but what a fun day.
Unfortunately last winter was basically a wash. So this last one is a little bit of a blast back in time as Brady’s gotten much better over the last two years. I expect to be updating this shortly
What a crazy week it’s been. It all started off with a little swim to help some awesome folks…
Followed by a climb to one of Vermont’s highest peaks with some friends
And *I thought* bookended by one of the greatest football games of all time.
BUT then today, I was honored to find out that I’ve been awarded #vExpert status from VMware.
With all the uncertainty in the world these days I thought that I was going to sit down and hammer out some “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy” type proverbs. But perhaps what we (and I really mean me) need these days is little more appreciation and gratitude.
I’m so happy that I got to help the Special Olympics in some meager way. If you’d like to help as well, please visit https://specialolympicsvermont.org/. Despite getting my derriere kicked climbing up Camel’s Hump, I’m appreciative for the friendship that brought me there and the beauty that we experienced. I am happy for the simple joys in life, like rooting on my favorite team and celebrating being an underdog. I’m thankful for my career and the opportunities it’s brought me. And last but almost certainly not least, I am appreciative for my family who’ve supported and encouraged me through all these endeavors.
I hope that you find the same joy and appreciate in those things that matter most to you.
This is one of my favorite nights of the year.
Yes I know it’s only December 3rd, but tomorrow is the first day of my snowboarding season. I’ve spent months thinking about this, planning it, DREAMING about it. The one thing that I enjoy above all others (obv. excluding family and friends) will be here TOMORROW!
Whether you ride or not, it’s a feeling I think we can all relate to. Instead of snowboarding, it could be a meeting, interview, concert, conference, introduction, or a new job. The list goes on and on, but the feelings are the same. You get out your gear/tickets/clothes, make sure that everything is in order. Polish up that resume/data/snowboard. Get everything lined up. Visualize how it’s going to go. Perhaps ruminate on past mistakes, like that broken wrist, and how you won’t repeat them again. Reminisce about that presentation you absolutely slayed, the unbelievable trip, that powder day…
Above all else, run through the endless outcomes that will follow from this day. All of the powder/sales/connections that will come after this encounter. Imagine all of the possibilities…
Whatever “IT” is for you, I hope you absolutely shred it!
Man I can’t wait for tomorrow…