Instead of bitching and complaining about what is going wrong due to the crap economy this week, I think it would be a good idea to focus on the positive. Christmas is here, and if you are Jewish you’ve already been celebrating for a bit. The New Year is on its way and it’s time to have the attitude of out with the old and in with the new.
Shred Betties and I hope everyone has an amazing holiday, and whether you spend it with your family or friends, just take time to appreciate that you are here, breathing, and that you are luckier than a lot of people out there because you get to do things like snowboard and share a beer with friends.
Write down a few things you want to accomplish in 2010: nail that 360, 720, try the half pipe, earn more green, get stronger. Maybe next year you’ll be making the same list, or maybe this will be the year that you put theory into action. Regardless, the New Year is coming, and if it means anything, it’s your chance to start over. My Dad told me recently that I shouldn’t get so down when shit happens and I screw up, because as long as I’m still messing up, that means I’m still here; still living and breathing. Maybe that’s rough spin on life, but it’s so true.
So, make this year the best year of your life, treat tomorrow as if it’s the first day of new beginnings and maybe a new positive perspective; appreciate what you have a little more, and for the things you don’t have- who cares! Do something you never thought you could, hit a rail you’ve been scared of & ride some back country that you know will blow your mind!
Have a very merry holiday time, try not to drink too much eggnog (personally, I think that stuff is nasty), don’t slip Santa or his reindeer anything that will throw him off course… and start the New Year with a bang! Cheers to 2010 – Live to Ride, & Ride to live!
Quick Tip: Bloody Marys will get you through the first day of the year, and if you wake up with some random number on your arm, well, when he calls/you call- make the guy take you riding instead of a dinner date. If the date sucks because you met him in an altered New Year’s Eve state, well, at least you’ll be able to ditch him on the slopes and get a good day of riding in (you can even make him pay for the pass- that’s being a smart economic shredder)!
Posted by Megan Burnett on 12/24/09