Have you ever been given an opportunity in your life, hated it, then came back to it, and now your addicted to it? If you knew me well, you would know exactly what I am talking about If you have not read my previous posts on my blog, you need to know that I am crazy about skiing. Not just skiing in general, ski racing, competitively. I have been racing ever since I turned six years old. I absolutely HATED skiing when I was at that age. I thought that it was tiring, boring, and I was always cold. But as I aged on, skiing eventually shaped who I am now as an athlete. My favorite kind of racing out of Slalom and Giant Slalom (GS) would be GS. I really enjoy skiing GS because I love to go fast, and I am very competent of doing so. I can also have more time to think. More time to know where I have to shift my weight, lean into the boot, and sometimes when to run into the gate and when to tuck to gain even more speed. I have had so many crashes in a lot of my races, but that did not put me down again, it was a time for learning what I needed to improve on for my next race. I had one crash several years ago, where I tripped on a race gate and hit my head on a big piece of ice while snapping a piece of my helmet off. I wanted to never ski again for the rest of my life. Everyone told me that I was a bad skier, and that they did not care about the fact that I had my first concussion. I was disappointed in myself. I was out for the season. The next season, I came out on that mountain and cut the ice so hard, my coaches started to cry in amazement.