I skied down this mountain on Friday:

Oh, forget it, I’m not even posting the picture because it doesn’t do it any justice at all. It doesn’t even come close to portraying how steep and scary it was.

I’ll just describe it: STEEP black diamond covered in moguls. I felt like I was jumping off a cliff.

And I’ll tell you what, it wasn’t pretty.

You see, I’m not really a skier. But my ski date/instructor (who was quite handsome and skilled on those skis of his…and his name was David), told me I wouldn’t learn anything if I didn’t try something scary…even if it meant falling a few times. So we hit the blues and then the double blues. I was starting to feel a little cocky.

So we did the black diamond. And even though it scared my pants off, (and it really, really wasn’t pretty) it felt good because you know what? My ski date’s lesson was right-on for life in general as well as on the ski slopes. You do need to do some scary things once in a while to learn and grow. Falling is actually good for you.

As long as you don’t break your leg.

And I’m thanking my lucky stars I didn’t.

One of my Mom’s motto’s is “hard is good.” And as always, she’s right.

One thing I’m gonna do that’s hard this week is go full-force on Insanity all five days (I’ve been slacking) and read my scriptures before I start each morning. (I’m just throwing that out there so I’ll be accountable.) Wish me luck!

More pictures of black diamond mountains coming…

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  1. LOL! Love this post. So true for life, but hit home with the skiing for me. My husband (who is an amazing skier) keep telling me to just point the skiis down the mountain and go…just let go and do it…I like the green circles, easy peasy. But in skiing, and life, I think I am ready to kick it up to the blues! Who knows maybe I can go one more step by the end of the season…

    Thanks for the inspiration and the useful metaphor!

    Oh and I love the new header.

  2. I tried out skiing a couple years ago…DO NOT LIKE IT AT ALL! Not even the green slopes. I never knew I could act like such a scare baby. My husband didn't either. It was good for me, but I won't be doing it again without hitting bunny slopes First.

  3. I absolutely love your blog and though I have only commented on your blog once before I have been reading and enjoying your beautiful family and amazing pictures. I was hoping to attend TOFW in Salt Lake and hear you in person, but was unable to attend last year. Are you speaking this coming year?

    Also, where did you get your lovely family Christmas card printed and cut? I love the unique cut out.

    I would love to get started in photography and love to hear what camera you suggest or classes you suggest for someone starting out?

    Thanks for sharing your true self and being an inspiration for good.

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