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Spring time(s)

The past few months have been, well hectic.  I’m pretty psyched about the series of events and opportunities that have culminated throughout the spring.  Here’s a quick rundown of the good times…

My priority was to get as much time on snow, to resolve a few loose ends from last season.  We scored a few days in May at Sunshine Village and were able to test a few different set ups, which proved to be very successful.  We were able to conclude our testing in Mt. Hood this past week.  I’m really happy that we were able to settle the concerns we had regarding suspension and ski choices, both of which plagued me last season.  From this point on I’ll be able to simply focus on going fast and having fun, which is something to look forward to.  #Sochi2014

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Going a little further back into April, I had the opportunity to spend a few days with the High 5’s Foundation in Lake Tahoe.  The idea was to work with an aspiring sit skier, helping him towards his goals.  Check out this little video highlighting our trip.

Recently I was invited to speak at a TEDx conference, which was an incredible opportunity.  At the same time a massive challenge to prepare for.  I have never written out my presentation or created a slideshow to compliment it.  If that wasn’t enough we are given a specific amount of time that we had to work with.  It was pretty much the most stressful project I have taken on in a long time, if not ever.  The process of reflecting on and journaling my life story proved to be very cathartic and totally worthwhile.  With all the extra stories I dug up, maybe I’ll write a book one day?

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The TEDx was an incredible event to both take part in and observe.  I was the first in the lineup, which in my opinion, was really lucky.  Once I finished sharing my story (which went pretty well) I was able to kick back and enjoy the rest of the presenters.  The word on the street is that all the videos from the conference will be posted online at some point this summer.  I’ll keep you posted…