Friday, August 20, 2010

Thoughts & Quotes

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you will be successful." - Herman Cain

I love that quote. When my family starts ragging me about pursuing my love for snowboarding, I think back to this quote. Sure, I probably won't make a ton of money teaching snowboard lessons, but that's not why I'm doing it. I want to ride. Every. Possible. Second. I enjoy helping others learn to love the same thing I love most about this earth. Snow, mountains, cold crisp air, and the nature that comes with it is so beautiful.

I know it's not everybody's favorite thing. Some of my friends won't come visit me in the winter because they hate the cold and snow so much. I can't blame them, I hate hot weather! haha.

Nothing makes me happier than flying down the mountain and making it my playground. I'm so fortunate that I've found someone who also shares the same love for snowboarding. The mountain brought me true love and happiness. What more could I ask for?


  1. I feel you. My parents gave me a hard time for moving to Tahoe to pursue snowboarding. But this is all I want to do. Snowboarding is my passion and I can't see myself doing anything else with my life if I'm not shredding. I'm going to start instructing this season as well.
    Where do you ride?

  2. I ride mainly at Beech Mountain Resort, formally known as Ski Beech in North Carolina. Not many big mountains around here... I have to drive to Snowshoe in West Virginia to get some decent steeps. Good luck with your snowboarding future! Happy Shredding! <3