Life of a Ski Racer

This is going to be a bit of a teaser! I wrote a guest blog for my cousin's website!
Let me introduce you to Charlotte Bumstead- freelance writer and cousin extraordinaire!

 Carly graduated from York University in 2010 with a BA in professional writing. She is an amazing writer, and I always get to search for her columns in Zoomer Magazine when I am in the lounge. She

Please visit her website to learn more or follow her on twitter @charlottebumstead!!

And on to the guest post!!

If you look at my life from afar it seems quite predictable, rational and calm. I have a place to call home, I’ve been dating the same guy for almost four years and he is amazing, and I have an incredible family and great friends. I’m not known as a partier, but I like a drink now and then. I believe there is something to be said about enjoying a perfect silence interrupted only by the sound of the loons, or curling up beside a fire to escape into a good book. Above all else, I’m a perfectionist. I work hard and I love my job. On the surface, I appear to enjoy my peaceful, predictable days; however, things are not always what they seem.Most of my days are spent racing down a mountain in a spandex suit trying to make it to the bottom faster than anyone else on the hill. It’s not unusual for me to come home with bruises all over my body from plastic gates. In other words, I am a ski racer.
It’s taken many years for me to come to terms with and comprehend exactly what being a professional athlete means. Over three years ago, when I was in grade 12, I was named to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, and with that my life took a drastic turn.....

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