If you could have asked me 6 months ago what I would be doing right now it wouldn't be packing up my life and moving to Boulder. I was kind of in a rut. I had spent the past year working my way through the various internships the industry offers; ski resorts, Windells, Newschoolers, TGR, anything that could teach me a little bit more about this thing I loved so much. I was offered, yet again, another unpaid internship with Brainfarm. I was broke and my time was stretched, I couldn't do it, I turned them down. I was a college graduate with four industry internships and couldn't find a job. I applied for anything semi-related I saw; marketing, content, editor jobs. Never heard responses or I didn't have enough "actual" experience. I kind of gave up for a bit. After a girls ski trip to Jackson and my realization of "this is what I should be doing" drove back into gear, I sent applications to everything hoping that someone, anyone would give me a chance. And then it happened.
I would like to announce that I have accepted a position as Assistant Editor at Freeskier Magazine in Boulder, CO.
Woah. I don't think it's going to actually feel real until I'm walking into the office feeling like it's my first day of school again. This is what I've been working so hard for the past year and a half and I finally got the break I needed. I cannot be more stoked to start this experience.
Skiing pictures so you don't get bored!
All differences aside, I've never been one for confrontations and trash talking on forums was never my style. I'm not going in there as some sort of vigilantist mole or going to spill all of NS's secrets because frankly, I couldn't care less. I just want to make skiing the best it could ever be. I want to make some little kid in the Midwest feel the way about skiing that I do. I want to make people stoked to be apart of something so great and I've been given this awesome opportunity to make that happen with Freeskier.
Trying to butter.
And here I am, writing this goodbye of sorts. You'd never think a website could be so influential in someone's life. I got my start here and have made life long friends. So kids out there, this place is special, don't fuck it up. Pick up an issue of Freeskier and look for me, this isn't the last you've heard of me.
Some kids I met on the internet.