Shay Update: Mt Hood/Windells

16 Jul, 2010

I often think about the pursuit of happiness and the choices I’ve made that have made me happier.  Coming to Hood this summer was a big decision; quitting my year round job at Steamboat and leaving my dog with friends was tough but the payoff has been happiness.  I am living the dream of riding all summer at Mt Hood, working for Windells Camp and even though I’m 27 years old…I’m finally doing it.  It’s been a dream summer and i’m incredibly lucky to experience this.

For those following the camp updates all summer, everyday is more fun than it looks on film or that I could capture in this blog. There are definitely stories that won’t make the blog but that’s why I focus on snowboarding and not partying.  I’ve met some amazing people that work at Windells and met so many rad campers from the experience.  We just started session 5 at camp and it’s hard to believe just two more sessions till it all ends.

I’m still unsure where I will be after August but I’m crossing my fingers for good things to happen and timing to work with jobs.  Until then I’m just enjoying this summer, living it up everyday and blogging it up.  Blogging this summer has been interesting, there are some days when it’s harder to get up posts and I still have reviews to come.  I’m going to start demo’ing 10-11 product here at camp, so stay tuned for some more reviews from Rome, Salomon, Mervin, Burton.

This coming up weekend involves a friend in town from Flow and the Snowboarder Magazine Top Model contest at HCSC that I’m looking forward to.  It’ll be fun to finally check out the HCSC park since I’ve been only at Windells this summer.

Oh yeah I took out my tongue piercing a couple days ago…so my photos won’t look the same if I stick out the tongue anymore!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Kate
    July 16, 2010

    Hood looks like so much fun! I’m going to be out there tomorrow for ANTPM, I hope I get to meet you Shay!

  2. July 16, 2010

    Kate, thanks it really is a fun summer! Awesome you are coming out tomorrow, I will be here so that would be great to meet up. email me and I’ll send you my cell.

  3. JT
    July 16, 2010

    Shay I’m super stoked you jumped on the opportunity. I’m stoked for you, and thanks for sharing, definitely makes the summer go by faster reading about the summer shred. 🙂

  4. July 18, 2010

    It’s rad what you’re doing. I’m 27 too, and I see no reason to stop shredding anytime soon. Of course, it makes it difficult to make money sometimes, but there are always sacrifices.

    -Ted Bendixson

  5. July 19, 2010

    good thing you are not stressing out about what happens next because you have no need to, your shit is together!

    my friend and I are planning a late season, post burning man shred stop at timberline, hopefully we can take a couple laps together

  6. July 22, 2010

    Ted, Sweet you are 27 as well and see no end to shredding. I definitely plan to shred as long as possible! Eh money is nothing to me, it pays the bills…but my happiness is way more valuable than money.

    Martin, No stressing at all…definitely hoping good things will happen! Sweet let me know when you make it up here!