Amy Mantis


Snowboarding Continued

Holy moly!  I don't know what happened there.

Consistency, Amy.  You can do it.

As I believe I mentioned earlier, I have reconnected with snowboarding.  Now that I have actually gone snowboarding, I can say that with conviction.

I was nervous.  I hadn't been in three years and my board is no longer the perfect ride (ten years of extreme temperatures tends to dry out a snowboard), but it was still incredible.

I had forgotten how incredible it is.  I was timid at first, and I've definitely gotta take it easy between my left leg (it's wonky and practically a chicken leg, but I'm back in physical therapy so that'll be fixed soon) and my board, I don't want to be too crazy.  I'm on the hunt for a new snowboard and hopefully by the start of 2014 my leg will be a lot stronger and I'll have a sweet new board and will be able to do what I want to do.

I'm still a bit in awe of how excited I am and of how much joy it brings me.  Maybe it's because I associate snowboarding with being a kid (an actual kid - not the adult-kid hybrid that I've been since I've been able to vote).  Or maybe it's because it's just really fun.  Either way, I'm not gonna think about it too much.  There's no reason to do so.  I know, I know - the unexamined life is not worth living.  But what's the point in snowboarding or skiing?  There really isn't one.  

Other than just to enjoy the ride.