April 3, 2016 in Category Scarlett Adventures...,Snowboarding

Brass Neck Shithousing

My name is Scarlett and I’m a shithouse.

Remember when I told you about my horrific first time snowboarding on the dry slope? Well my first time on an actual real mountain was much, much worse.

Let me paint a picture for you; there I am. Kitted out in Westbeach, my Oakleys on my head… the absolute picture of the adorable snowboarding bird.

We’re staying at one of those ski in-ski out resorts that basically mean you hit the snow as soon as you leave the door of the hotel. So, to clarify, I’m not even on a real slope yet… I’m on the “road” leading to the slope.

One my left there’s a snowmobile smoothing the run, on the right there’s a four metre drop into a brook. A drop I should have been absolutely nowhere fucking near had I not just taken a T6 and thought I was fucking Jamie Nicholls.

The next couple of minutes were a blur, but somewhere in there, all of my mates were at the start of the run and, somehow, I’m on my arse on the edge of a sheer drop… Blinking my way through the tears and on the verge of a full blown panic attack.

What I should have done was unclip and start again. That would have been brave.

What did I do? I unclipped and walked back up the slope to the hotel.

I know, you’re disappointed in me, aren’t you? Mate, so am I.

But maybe, sometimes, being brave is laughing at yourself, having a hot chocolate and promising yourself you’ll try again in an hour. Because I might be a shithouse, but I’m not a quitter.

My name is Scarlett and I’m a brass necked shithouse.

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snowbird April 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm

You, my dear, certainly are brave!!! To be brave, you first have to be afraid and then do it anyway….doing something you’re not afraid of aint brave, but you certainly are as you’ll try again and again! Not at all disappointed mate, very proud actually! You GO girl!xxx

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