Lets start off with this I grew up skiing every year almost everyday as the years progressed wasn't able to ski as much due to working alot. I decided one day I was going to do what I had always wanted to do and join the Army. So i did went to OSUT graduated got sent to Fort Hood, Texas.
I deployed shortly after arriving to Texas. One day during deployment we had just came back from mission and I was laying in bed on my laptop start scrolling thru my newsfeed and the first thing I see is Warnick had passed. I grew up at Wisp watching Warnick and Wallisch ski and I had hung out with them skiing.
After seeing this it reminded me of skiing and how horribly bad I missed it and how it was impossible in Texas. Then I realized that our leave days would be right in the middle of peak season, instantly stoked I bought and all new set-up spent $300 on a pass to use for 22 days and couldn't wait to ski.
The minute I got off the plane back home (not Texas home but home home) I saw snow and couldn't wait to be back on it. I spent every day on leave skiing and after returning back to Texas it made me realize that all I need in life to be happy is skiing. I have some issues from deployment that I couldn't shake very easily but as soon as I was back on snow they didn't phase me nothing did.
Honestly skiing is what I was put here for and I can't wait to return to it. It is therapeutic to me I forget about what I saw in Afghanistan or what happened. Skiing is the only thing I need.
Let the hate begin grammar nazis and assholes I really don't give a fuck. I just wanted to share.