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24 and there’s so much more

June 13, 2013

The ski bum trades security for face shots, the future for the moment. Considering how hollow the promise of a corporate career has become, who can say the ski bum is not the wiser investor in his or her youth?

I started this blog years ago, when I was nearing the end of college and thought I was along the path of becoming some sort of public relations specialist, or event marketing coordinator, or something that sounded cool and important in the realms of the “real world.” I blogged because I was told it would provide raw examples of my writing when applying to all those big kid jobs, and you know what? It almost made me despise the task, even though I really did enjoy what I was writing in my previous seven posts.

I’ve come quite a long ways since August of 2010. I had the time of my life senior year of college, became best friends with people I never thought I would hang out with, graduated in June of 2011 and immediately hopped on a plane to catch Phish tour in the southeast with my girls. Did any of us know what we were “doing with our lives” next? Absolutely not. We only knew where the next show was.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

After nearly a year of facing the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, facing the reality that I was no longer a dependant on the loving parents who raised me, as well as coping with the question that never seems to have an answer, “what the fuck am I going to do with my life?!” I gave it all up. I packed up my Captiol Hill room and moved to Dillon, Colorado to work on the mountain, live life for the moment and just be. For the past year, I haven’t had to deal with thinking beyond the next season. I hardly know what I’m doing with my next day off, let alone the rest of my life, and it’s been wonderful.

I skied 135 days this past winter, earned over 1,000,000 vertical feet with Vail Resort’s “Epic Mix” social media application, a goal many of my Denver friends can really only dream of, and come into myself more than I could have hoped.

Now I am 24 years old. Thoughts of the future have been creeping back into my head for the first time since my quarter-life crisis immediately proceeding finishing college, only this time, it’s bringing more positive energy than distraught.

There’s still a whole lot of Phish tour I want to see, cliffs I want to huck myself off of, contingencies of the creative collective consciousness I want to experience, and a whole new part of me I still have yet to uncover.

With that being said, I am restarting this blog. It is no longer my raw writing samples simply put out there for the use of finding a “real job,” but it is my public diary of being a transient, coming-to-self 24 year old girl, discovering life through having as many adventures and misadventures as possible.

Life is a vast ocean of possibilities, sights to see, tears to cry through joy and sadness, and soulmates to find. As Niel Young so wisely put it, I am 24 and there’s so much more.

Dillon Reservoir ~ Dillon, Colorado

Dillon Reservoir ~ Dillon, Colorado

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2013 9:13 pm

    The end of this year was unexpectedly awesome for skiing. A- basin getting 13 inches regularly at the beginning of May? Forgetaboutit! I’m also all over these upcoming phish shows. Here we go Gorge! Nice work with the website, and turning back around to something you really want to do. Looking forward to more awesome posts!

    • June 14, 2013 9:17 pm

      Thank you!! And spring was ridiculous this year, I still can’t believe we had such epic snow in May. Also can’t WAIT for the Gorge > Tahoe run, Gorge has been on my bucket list for years now, and the lottery finally did me some luck with Tahoe. It’s gonna be all sorts of epic 🙂

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