February 20, 2021

Weekend Recap: Ski Instructor Certification


This week was kind of a five-day weekend, in that I took Wednesday through Friday off from consulting, but kind of a one-day weekend, in that I spent Wednesday through Saturday up at Beaver Creek getting my Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) level 1 certification and then teaching. It was definitely tiring – but I’m really proud of myself for getting through it! I headed up to Minturn on Tuesday night after work, and stayed up pretty late doing some final last minute studying for the exam. Wednesday was focused on movement analysis, where we watched various skiers on …

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January 2, 2021

Weekend Recap: Christmas 2020


While Thanksgiving was a bit of a letdown compared to my normal big gathering of friends and family, I’ve been used to having a small Christmas since I was a kid. Growing up, we didn’t have any family that lived close by, so most Christmases were spent just me and my parents. However, in Poland, the big celebration is actually on Christmas Eve (Wigilia) rather than on Christmas Day. If I’m honest, I used to hate the tradition of Wigilia when I was little. As a kid, I wanted to be like all the other kids – doing some sort …

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December 26, 2020

Weekend Recap: Getting Into the Christmas Spirit


This year I’ve been very late in getting ready for Christmas. I normally put my tree and Christmas decorations up on Black Friday; this year, I delayed and delayed and finally put my (bare) tree up about a week ago. But this weekend, it was time to amp up and get in the holiday spirit! Work this week helped, with not just one but two (virtual) team happy hours on Thursday that helped me start getting excited for the break. Friday was a regular work day, but I woke up and started the day with Denis’ 30 minute holiday ride …

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December 19, 2020

Weekend Recap: One Day Weekend


My Friday was work of a different kind – I had taken a few more days off this week to finish my ski instructor training at Beaver Creek! I finished up training on Wednesday and Thursday, but Friday and Saturday I was doing “audits” – where I observe other instructors teach classes to help me better learn the flow. It was interesting to see how each instructor had a very different style, but it was also frustrating not to be able to step in myself. I am eager to teach! I won’t get to do that until December 28th, though, so …

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August 29, 2020

Weekend Recap: All Al Fresco


My weekend kicked off with a blast from the past, with an old friend visiting town. Liza and I went to college together, and also both worked at Deloitte as our first job out of undergrad (along with my good friend Kelly, who lives in Arvada and was the one to convince me to move to Colorado). This weekend, Liza and her husband Albert had gotten her parents to watch their twin girls, and were visiting to Colorado for an adult getaway, and with the possibility of potentially moving! Kelly booked spots for us to enjoy dinner on a patio …

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