For this year's Wnter Break, I was fortunate to go to Park City, and have daily lessons with the National Ability Center. I’m terrified of skiing down a steep slope, and as a beginner, all slopes seemed steep to me. The first day, I stayed on the magic carpet for most of class, and the slow pace felt good. The 2nd day, I was on the beginner chair, and then a more advanced chair. I went on a short blue run, and was not sure I could do it. I kept pushing forward. On the 3rd day, my instructor Eric said his mission was to get me to trust my equipment over the next few days, and to stop being afraid. No fear allowed!
On the last day, all of the runs I went on were blue. One was even an un-groomed, bumpy run. I fell. Again and again, I fell. I’m proud of myself for making it down these runs and not giving up. Although I was beyond scared, I not only survived, but pushed myself much farther than I thought I could, surpassing my limitations. Even though facing this fear was a seemingly impossible task, I did it with the help of Eric and the National Ability Center.