If blogging has taught me anything, is that it requires an incredible amount of time and work. Gone are the days when I used to think that having a blog would be an easy way of making additional income with minimal work. From maintenance, technical issues, being always alert of new material and finally blogging itself, you’re never at rest.
But here is the thing, it is a love hate relationship. There is no better way to describe it. I love my blog and even more so, I love blogging and sharing with the world. No amount of work would ever make me consider quitting my blog. But from time to time I find myself wondering what it used to travel without a worry in the world. The main conundrum is that I love to share, but the act of sharing is what its so consuming in itself, or at the very least the way I do it.
A few months ago I started planning our next cruise, and everything was set to be in Regal Princess. I have always been dying to try out Princess, and what better way to do it than in their newest ship. Even though we had not booked it yet, we were pretty certain that was the way we were going to go.
But then I started thinking about something. I don’t believe I have shared this with any of you yet. Oh, wait, maybe I did when I rode the Flow Rider on the Allure. Anyway, I used to be an avid snowboarder, traveling up to 3 times a year to ride. I have ridden in many states and ski resorts. As you know, I get bored easy, and I enjoy trying new things. So traveling around just comes naturally in any way or manner.
Snowboarding is unlike anything else to me. It’s a feeling of euphoria, that I can’t seem to get from anything else in the world. The freedom and connection with nature and moreso the mountain itself are part of what makes it so special. And I think snowboarding is part of why I loved my early 20’s so much, those were some wonderful years. For some reason I always seek a connection with nature, as with cruising and the connection with the ocean that you get from it.
This post is much longer than I anticipated. Anyway, the last time I snowboarded was on March 2nd, 2009, in Snowbird in Utah. You might be wondering what happened that made me stop doing, the one thing that I truly felt my heart desired. Well, it was a combination of factors, that day I was being foolish and after a few drinks I fell and shattered my right wrist. Following the recovery of my wrist, I noticed a constant pain in my right knee and I went to get that checked out. The doctor suggested a mild surgery to fix the meniscus, the surgery did not go as planned and my recovery took over 2 years. After that I really wanted to go, but my ex was not as keen as I was with the sport. So the time passed and here we are in 2015 and I have yet to hit the slopes.
And this where things change a bit. I was thinking the other day that it was about time to try it again. I am not very happy to be on the slopes alone, but I can always meet new people up there. I suggested the idea to my mom, and she told me that my uncle would be in Colorado exactly during that time when I was planning to go. Colorado holds a place in my heart, it is after all my favorite state to ride in. I have always said, if I ever move from Florida it will be to Colorado.
So the trip is pretty much planned, we are just waiting to finalize a few things. I cannot describe how excited I am to finally be heading back to the one sport to ever draw my attention.
So here I am planning a vacation away from my usual vacation 😉
And here I am sharing again, I just can’t get away from it. The irony… 🙂
A very happy day in Colorado.
Spring break snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.
Mom trying to slide.
My then new board that I got to try a couple of times 🙁