Episode 1 – Michael McCain

Episode 1 – Michael McCain

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa replays the inaugural episode of the show and finally posts it online! She talks with Michael McCain, former professional skier and current project manager at a construction company here in Santa Barbara. They discuss leaving college at age 20 to ski professionally, college athletics scholarships, how to decide when to stop playing competitive team sports, the importance of friends in new endeavors, living in Colorado, Utah, and California, getting to ski all over the world, skiing 190 days a year and cross-training on trampolines, surfboards, and golf courses during the other days, hanging out with Olympians and the other most elite skiers in the world, being a non-famous professional athlete, working in ski shops to pay the rent, living the dream, deciding to leave the mountains, come to Santa Barbara, and get a “real job,” and why following your bliss is the most important part of life.

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