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September 2011 - Editor's Fix
I am surrounded by individuals going back to school, and can't help but feel a touch of envy. Sure, the thought of slipping back into the red makes me hyperventilate, but the opportunity, change and general “fresh start” feeling is incomparable and hard to replicate further down the road of life. Jobs, houses, children, bills, hobbies… we can easily get caught up in the day-to-day grind forgetting the adventure, challenges, failures and accomplishments that got us here.
I am completely at peace with the responsibility that comes with age, but am continually looking for ways to maintain a little childlike curiosity and excitement about what’s happening around me; inject energy into and have a new appreciation for things I may otherwise become weary with. For example, FernieFix.com has changed our perspective of the magazine and also provided a new and interesting platform to communicate with Fernie enthusiasts that live or visit here. Getting bigger and fatter reverse camber skis has helped me to understand the lure of straight lining. And organizing the Fernie Tears & Gears with Abi Moore has helped me to see the other side of racing and the satisfaction in seeing individuals push themselves in ways they never have before.
So perhaps I may not be donning my new lunch box and street shoes this September 6, but I will be doing my best to capture that back to school feeling as Vanessa and I continue to be open to the change and evolution that comes our way, not only in regards to the Fix but also in our personal lives. Because let’s face it, life is too short to just fall in line with the daily grind.