I’m taking the day off for some good old fashioned Rocky Mountain skiing. Ever notice how it’s sometimes so much work to have fun? Sheesh, just getting the gear together, including enough clothing to keep us warm in single-digit temps, can be enough to scare us off sometimes. Then there’s the 2-hour drive. The expensive lift tickets, not to mention the expensive food. The effort of strapping on those big, stiff boots. And did I mention the cold?
I always have a couple of moments when I ask myself, is this really worth it?
I’m watching my kids as they confidently navigate tougher and tougher runs, smiling all the way…
I’m swooshing down the mountain, looking at the unbelievable view, and U2’s “Beautiful Day” comes on in my awesome in-helmet sound system…
And I know it’s totally worth it. The effort, the discomfort, the hassle, the money. All of it.
As a writer… do you ever wonder if it’s all worth it?