Hi! I am Lisa from Norway…

September 28, 2006 @ 9:21 AM – Lisa Wiik

I am Lisa from Norway. I’ve been snowboarding since 1996 and pro since 2000. After I started riding I quit school and went to live out my dream, which was riding all over the world. Snowboarding has given me the opportunity to meet new and interesting people from different countries. I feel really lucky to be able to live like this and do what I like best. It is really something special that I appreciate.

I hate to make decisions and I am always afraid of missing out on something. I know I can not do everything in life, but its still important to take some chances and choose different from your friends… I still need to have someone decide for me in difficult dilemmas. Besides snowboarding I like wakeboarding, longboarding, surfing, crocheting, music and dancing. I´m up for trying out new sports and the next is going to be water-ski slalom  That’s real acceleration I tell you!

Three days ago I jumped from 10 meters. I guess I seem like a coward, but seriously it was the worst …or best adrenaline rush in a long time!!! Even worst than doing a backflip from 5-metre! I haven’t had that feeling since I first tried a 360 over a gapped big jump when I was 16years old. I totally felt things in a different way now…after getting a few years older. My knees were shaking and I was only thinking of the bad things that could happen: me landing flat on my stomach! I was still determent to jump and was actually just enjoying the strange feelings rushing through my body! I like the feeling of being nervous of something but still do it. What a indescribable feeling afterwards! Shaking for hours afterwards….

This sound like taken straight out of my diary, but my boyfriend always inspires me. He gives me goals and has faith in me like no one else. He pushes me in the right direction and gives me faith in my self. He always knows what to say to make me reach for higher goals. And of course always put a smile on my face!

I hope I can be able to snowboard and be active as long as I want to, and not have injuries make me stop reaching for my goals.

Do your own thing! Find your own style!

See you later,

Lisa x