Today I had one of those warm and fuzzy feelings usually experienced during childhood on Christmas morning, or when your greeted by a puppy or the cute boy in your math class smiles at you.
I clicked on my Facebook page and saw the announcement from Blue Skies Magazine for this months issue featuring my interview with Anne Helliwell and Anniken Binz.
If you BASE jump or are even considering taking up the sport and you don’t know who Anne Helliwell is, shame on you. If you BASE jump and don’t want to read about fellow female jumpers Anniken Binz, Karen Lewis Dalton, Lika Borzova, Ana Isabel Dao, Clair Crawford and Livia Dickie, well…shame on you too. If you purchased the magazine to see hot chicks who take part in extreme sports, well I forgive you that one.
For any aspiring writer having people acknowledge your work often creates that warm and fuzzy feeling I spoke of; having a magazine devote six months worth of space to your article is a home run in the bottom of the ninth, with the game tied and two outs. (A tip of the cap to the days when I was a 19-year-old writing weekly baseball wrap ups for the local paper)
Many thanks as always to the lovely women of BASE, to Editor Extraordinaire Lara of Blue Skies Magazine for listening to me and understanding the importance in presenting BASE with the respect those who have devoted their lives to the sport deserve.
I can never say thank you enough to my friends in BASE, retired and still active for all your support in reminding me to not give a fuck what the haters thought and believe in myself. You are all crazy fuckers, but I adore you one and all for the uniqueness that is you.
Lastly, to all my friends that devote their time and energy bleeding blood, sweat and tears into the art of the written word, “keep the faith and write, write, write”.