In my last blog I explained what paragliding is. This time I want to tell you what it is to me, what it means to me. One of the things I hear a lot when I talk about my sport is: ‘you’re so lucky you found something that became your passion’. Apparently I glow. Everything I say is so full of passion that I get people excited just by talking about paragliding. And they are right, paragliding is my passion. But it’s so much more. It is my one true love, my ultimate happiness. The thought of not being able to fly ever again is the most terrifying thing in this world. Flying is not just a passion, it’s a way of life. I can’t even tell you how much flying means to me but I’m going to give it a try.
The stunning photography in Amanda's instagram feed would inspire anyone to get outdoors and go for a hike, but the girls who nominated her see beyond that to a strong, brave and warm woman who has overcome serious injuries and surgery, but keeps fearlessly putting herself out there and doing what she loves. She divides her time between outdoor adventures hiking and skiing in the Canadian backcountry and working as a flight paramedic for an air ambulance service.
Looking back I think I was always interested in snowmobiling, I grew up with a 70-something Polaris triple in the machine shop on our farm and by that point it wasn’t in great running order, but was so fun to play “pretend” on, my dad was big into snowmobiling before we came along.