When it snows, build a luge and go flying..
We got slammed with another snow fall. Nothing new, no big whoop.
All this reminds me of my youth. I almost forgot how much stuff I did in the winter.
We were crazy. Nuts.
If there was a blizzard it was even more fun. We’d bundle up, head out and play in the snow. Sometimes we’d climb the roof of the house and jump into the snow drifts. Serious. And no one got hurt. It felt like we were on another planet. I like that feeling.
Besides endless skating and hockey at the local rink, where the vast majority of our winter socializing took place, the one thing I recall the most was the building of the slide in our back yard.
As soon as it snowed I’d start packing down the snow. See, our back yard was a double slopped hill. How dangerous is that? It never occurred to my mom that that hill increased the odds of someone losing an eye. All fun and games until then.
I’d build a snow ramp at the top of the hill, using the snow from the driveway.
This ensured the extra boost in speed for my slide.
I’d build up walls, and make curves. Like a luge seen at the Olympics.
Hell, I’d even run a hose from our basemen and add a top layer of ice to make it really exciting.
True stuff. I ain’t making any of this up.
The piece-De-resistance was the ramp at the bottom of the hill. Why waste all the momentum I say? The ramp created air time. You ended your slide with a death defying blast off into space.
This created a lot of screaming and good times.
Some got hurt, yes. But no one lost an eye. We all had a blast.
It was important to me to create these epic slides. Every single winter I got into it.
Nowadays I find myself doing the same thing. Except I’m creating learning and inspiration opportunities.
I suppose my yearning to be entrepreneurial started way back when. It manifested in ways that now I understand and connect the dots.
It all makes sense now. And I’m still building epic slides.
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