Snow = Survival
by Alex Garrett
As you could see above, I put my boot in the snow as a stake of victory against the latest snowstorm that battered New York City!
Many who already have battled lockdown, just felt that this storm was a pile-on to the stay-at-home life.
For me, working in radio during snow is ALWAYS an adventure. Weathering the storm in studio or at a hotel just blocks away, there is always this adventure of being IN THE STORM. Being in that storm this week , I felt a sense of accomplishment !
While rollerblading may seem like the ultimate adaption for many that are looking into my world from the outside, those who know me know how intense it feels when that skate is unusable in the snow.
I feel smaller , like my 4’11’’ height and a lot more human ! Working on crutches and a boot navigating the ice and snow has always felt like a big deal, because it’s the time I actually have to be mindful of staying grounded on foot. No one wants to fall in the snow!
Snowstorm 2021 taught me that if I can weather the storm on crutches and boot, I can conquer and accomplish anything in this life! Sometimes even I need a boost in my motivation, and every step I took in my boot, every time I looked down at the ground to see I just pushed through another snow patch , I felt this feeling that I can do anything!
I hope as life is fragile as it is, we stop fussing over cars stuck in snowy traffic and just celebrate getting back home , sheltered from the storm and safe as possible! I celebrated by doing more on this through my podcast on how snow truly is my survival skill!
Take a listen: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43258836