I've come to the realization that all of my hobbies must start with the letter "S." Skiing, skydiving (getting my licence), scuba diving, swimming, sand castle building, singing karaoke, socializing, spelunking, sailing, sword fighting... (Ok, only 7 outta 10 of those are true)
On top of all that, I really enjoy the smaller, simpler things in life as well. I'm really beginning to truly explore the outdoors and slow everything down to enjoy the world's beauty. "It's a magical world out there. Let's go exploring."
Honesty is the best policy, so full disclosure, I was almost killed in a skiing accident on 2/27/15... first run of the day too. Total bummer. On the positive side, I will recover 100% by the end of summer. Pretty sure this means I'm totally invincible.
A long story short, I broke my right femur in 2 places and turned it into a three-mur (I have a 20" rod in there now), tore my right ACL/MCL/Meniscus, broke my right fibula, broke my left tibia, fractured and dislocated my right wrist, and lost 4-5 pints of blood. For those who are in the medical field, I was ~70-80/40 and going for a world record low. If this was golf, I would have won simply by hitting a hole in one on everyhole.
So right now I'm smiling and laughing everyday because I am just so grateful to be alive, walking, talking, and not paralyzed or in a coma. And I'm also happy not to be in the psych ward after pulling this stunt on my nurse: https://youtu.be/KZ2QSHLORfQ
Moral of the story is wear your helmet every day (when you want to be a little reckless) kids! I did and I turned out fine, I think!