My entire body is in pain. I just spent the weekend using muscles I haven't used in two years since my last ski trip...and it feels amazing! This weekend was all about mother/son bonding, and pushing my own limits. See that sign there? Yeah, I skied it. Five times I went down those trails, with one wipeout when I got a little too sure of myself. I was convinced I was going to be recruited for the race team....not so much.
Two years ago, I probably had the same skill set, but wouldn't even dream of touching a black diamond, let alone a double! I was playing it safe. Staying in my tidy little box that I built for myself. Those days are OVER. Sitting on the lift after my first run down these killer slopes, I realized how far I've come in two years. How sure of myself I've become, how unwilling I have become to take any crap - especially from myself.
My secrets to getting to this place aren't really secrets. I can sum them up in three: - Meditation. Quieting my mind and tapping into my inner wisdom and strength. - Acceptance. Similar to the Serenity Prayer, I stopped trying to change the things within myself and others that I could never control. - My peeps. I have the BEST circle of friends ever. They are unbelievably supportive, smart, funny, and REAL.
That's it. Really. The scary thing is I feel like I just keep growing. What's next? Heli-skiing? Maybe....
How are you pushing your boundaries to make sure you are growing? How far can you go? Where do you want to be two years from now? Start now. You won't regret it.