Because sometimes I trick myself into thinking that the more difficult the shot or shoot, the better the outcome.
Which may be true in some situations, but I throughout all of this, I am reminded that none of that matters. As a photographer, your audience doesn't know the backstory of an image, and quite honestly, doesn't care. Because all they know is the information being told to them within the frame.
I see the irony in airing this all out in a post, as I just stated that none of the backstory matters. But I am also big on looking back and learning from our experiences. And with this experience, I learned a lot. Some I am willing to share, and some I need to keep to myself. But in the end I am just grateful I was able to be there, to shoot and capture some of the best athletes in action sports as they competed at the highest level. At this point I can only move on, take what I've learned, and do everything I can to be back to 100% next year.