Skiing is a great teacher. The more you let go and loosen up, the better your line becomes. I carry its lessons into my day to day life as it reminds me to be a silent leader-to listen, observe, and soak it all in, to learn patience and let the world unfold. Your surroundings become a part of you when you glide through a winter glade. The unwavering trees guide your direction while the snow waits to be shaped by the flow of your turns. They serve as reminders to guide those who are willing to learn from you and open your mind to those who have something to teach. And with these lessons come happiness.