Today I went skiing alone. All alone with no friends or dogs. It was the first time in my life that I went skiing alone. Despite being an only child I don’t really like to be alone. Even if I don’t have the company of a friend I’ve always had a dog with me. My parents had a husky when I was born and I’ve had one ever since. Maybe it is because I’m an only child that I don’t like to be alone.
The hardest part about skiing alone was just getting out the door. I had no excuse though. The sun was shining, no wind - conditions were absolutely perfect. There was no one else there to help set the pace as I skinned up the slope. No one to grin ear to ear with as the dogs ran up along side. Nope, it was just me and my thoughts, smiling to myself as the sun added new freckles to my face. Skiing is always better with good company but sometimes it’s good to be alone and I’m glad I did it today.