Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away. My spring break skiing trip could be summed up by that quote alone. I went to Winterpark, CO. I was at the top of two mountains on a very beautiful day. The scenery was breath taking to say the least. While flying down the mountain on my skis, I could not help but thank God for making this captivating scene possible. This was my second skiing trip to Colorado and I am convinced that you have not really lived until you have seen the mountains.
Last spring break was absolutely life changing for me. It taught me a lot about dependence, friends, and trust. I had to depend on people I barely knew to take care of me for 10 days. I was forced to open up and because of that I made some awesome friends. But the biggest thing was when I had to trust God not to let me die on the mountain. Just joking about that last part, but on the real (that was such a Jr. High saying ) last spring beak was when I stop letting fear take over. I used to fear so much. I feared that I was never gonna be good enough for my parents. I feared that people would not like the real”crazy” me. I feared that I was never gonna be a good enough Christian because of my background. But last spring break all my fears were laid aside. I guess that is why I loved skiing so much. It was during those runs down the mountain that I first let go of the fears that held me back for so long.Now for this spring break update. The first day we went to a smaller place. I taught my friend how to ski. She did amazing the first day. She did better than I did on my first day!. Then she let fear take over and kinda stayed at the beginner level. I felt for her because I was there last year, but I could not take her fear away for her. I think she still had fun the rest of the trip. Wednesday I turned 21. All I did on that day was drive form 7am to 8:30pm. from Colorado to Tulsa. I went to bed at 10pm and slept until 2pm the next day. I was so tired. Things I learned from this trip. Girls complain a lot. It is OK to fall down a mountain as long as you are still in control while falling. Not all mountains were created equal. I learned more and more how to see people through Jesus eyes. What a sense of humor that God sure has. He sure did stretch me on this trip So maybe I snapped at a couple of people, but hey I snapped a lot less than others and besides, I think they deserved it and I sure felt better. So yea things don’t always go as planned, but hey live your life with no regrets right? Peace out ya’ll