wow thanks everyone! I love yous so much!
I didnt expect a thread like this. totally caught me offguard and made me smile soooooo much.
I consider this online community to be my family and its awesome to see so many people take the time out to wish me a happy bday. you are all great friends. <3 = heart = my appreciation and love for each and every one of yous. hehe
today I woke up and left at 6am to visit the mountain for orientation. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect day. Clear sunny blue sky, and the most stunning view ever from the top of the mountain. I am in love with the scenery, the mountain, the lodge, its history, and the people. I totally feel at home. I'm not making a million dollars...Im barely gonna even make ends meet, but snowboarding is something I am sooo passionate about, that it is all worth it. what's next is to somehow get me a place in portland or even closer to the mountain.
if yous could have seen the smile on my face.
what a fantastic day!
my parents got me some awesome gifts.
(aside from their love and kind words, which are the best gifts ever). my dad totally reinbursed me for a new car battery, and my mom bought me new prescription glasses that I needed badly. also, I got some food and $ in the mail from family.