I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe an apology? My silence and lack of posting as of late isn’t due to sitting on the couch eating Bon Bons. I still eat and sleep our beautiful sport, but my focus has been elsewhere…It’s been about massive personal growth and a whirlwind of change that I felt coming. Needed to come. Has come.
Last summer, I engaged with a company I was enamored with. Absolutely honored to have been selected to run the products team for and have a seat around the table as a member of the exec team. A collection of passionate souls, many of whom ‘cross (it is Boulder you know….) and I generally love hanging with.
And yet even in that excitement, my mind wandered. It wandered to places where I daydreamed about putting my own two hands on the control stick directly. Yawing my life in the direction I needed it to go looking directly out the canopy with my own eyes. Learning to fly through clouds purely on instruments.
I had to grow.
I am motivated everyday by my wife and children. I see them rush to things be it skiing, snowboarding, skating, etc. I’ve seen them rush to learn so many new things this wintery season we’re experiencing and they just jump in with both feet. No fear. My youth was stable and wonderful and safe. No chances. Maybe that is the ‘secret’ yet my heart wants me to keep pushing to where it simply needs to be. It’s always been that way. Never remaining static and simply smiling through for the external world to see that I’m ‘happy.’ Been there and done that. I want my sons to see me less as a risk taker, and more as someone who fundamentally follows his heart. It is that important to me for them to see this.
And so, with all of these inspiring souls around me, I am grabbing the control stick with a great friend for the first time and build a real company. Going to take some chances at this incredible time of my life and that of my family's. So start shooting more video, race fans!