The new year is upon us and I am having to think more and more about my New Year’s resolution. I could go with the classic, spend more time at the gym or read a book twice a month, but that’s overdone and I don’t have a kindle to do that much reading. Instead I’ve been thinking how I can make a difference in my life that can be accomplished while living here in the valley. For starters, and this isn’t an instant change, it is my goal to hit 100 ski days(but that may be cheating since I quite literally ski for work).
I’ve had to do a lot of thinking of what I’m trying to get out of working at Sugarbush, which is starting to give me a headache. Ever since graduating I felt like I wasn’t in the right place or right job, but I finally feel like I’ve made some progress and I’m trying really hard not to mess that up. This job has allowed me to do more than I thought I’d be able to all while doing what I love. Because of that, my big New Year’s resolution for 2022 is to give this job everything I’ve got and make the most of what comes my way. I want to be able to say I gained the most experience I could while working here. I’m also hoping by the end of the season I can say exactly what I want to be doing in my future, where I see myself doing that, and how working at Sugarbush helped me come to that conclusion.
Sugarbush, the Valley, and the whole state of Vermont have so much more to offer than you’d think. Another resolution of mine is to learn more about the mountain as a whole and find out what makes Sugarbush, Sugarbush. I’ve done my research on the history of Sugarbush (happy belated 63rd) and I’ve checked out other cool facts about the mountain, but what I’ve found so far is that what makes the mountain so great is the people. From the staff members, to locals and visitors, this mountain wouldn’t be where it is without every moving part. Most people that I have talked to have either been unable to bring themselves to leave or left but ultimately made the decision to find themselves back at Sugarbush. I can’t predict the future so we will have to wait and see if I end up in either of those categories. There is still so much to mountain and the valley I have left to discover, so here’s to hoping 2022 brings lots of new lessons to learn.
I also want to learn how to do a backflip, but that resolution can wait.