Week 1, Vail, Colorado
The decision to leave is one that affects us all. Whether it is metaphorical or physical, we all at many points in our lives ’check out’. Perhaps it is that we weed out the unimportant or merely just start to underline and place our priorities most carefully into hierarchy. With this, there is this motivational (or gravitational) pull towards a larger karma for yourself. Whether good or bad, things began to fall into place just as the universe reveals itself. To believe in something with your soul is to trust it. And when you trust your direction, you ultimately begin to trust yourself. I have been known so much in my life to change my mind. Side Note: I grew up in the tiny corner of the country where change doesn’t exactly carry a positive connotation. For the longest time, I thought there was something wrong inside of myself—that perhaps I should settle for what God had given me and live the life that preceded so many of my peers. Not to get transcendental, but there is a part of me that has changed with the greater turning of my world. In some larger realm, I am suddenly at a peace. I am no longer living in the what might have been or the what could be, but rather in thenow. right now. It is the most exhilarating traditional passage in someone’s life that most of us either never reach it or just never truly embrace it for everything that it is. A skeptic may argue that I’m just a ski bum eating sodium-filled noodles and living from every last cent of my paycheck. Yeah, so maybe? But that is not the part of life that you must view yourself from, ever. From the outside looking in, in the grander scheme of things, it is the particles of life that make us feel good that count. A wise man once taught me ‘don’t think twice, it’s alright’. Well, this time, I didn’t doubt it. And I’m taking the long way around. And I really, really enjoy the gift of each winter wonderland of a day.