“What are your goals?” “Where do you see yourself?” I get asked these questions quite often. To be honest, it is becoming easier and easier to answer: above all I see myself continuing to do what I love, for not five years, but more — much more.
It all began when I blew out my knee, back in 2009. In spite of how bad it was, I didn’t let it make me lose sight of what I wanted to do this entire time. There were times when I second guessed if I was ready to come back and hit cliffs and film parts, but all that really did was teach me something I more or less knew all along: I was and am skiing for myself and no one else. I have sponsors and all that, but they weren’t the ones telling me to climb this peak in Alaska and ski down — that was me wanting to do it. Being able to separate that from the more professional aspects or expectations of my career took a lot of the pressure off. It really cleared my mind and I focused on what skiing was about for me: freedom and fun.