| by Heather Hansman '05

In “Pivot Point,” a personal essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine, three Colby friends return to Colorado to ski 10 years after their first trip west following graduation. Their friendship anchored their “chick trip,” which, in the ski world, “is and isn’t a big deal—the three of us skiing together feels normal, but it’s also rare,” Hansman wrote. “And it’s even more rare for there to be an all-female group at Silverton.” Nostalgic for their former years, they also realized they were “glad about our life choices. That at 21 we went west and didn’t ask whether we should have gotten entry-level desk jobs instead,” she concludes.