Lydia Lassila's life has changed a lot since she became Olympic champion in Vancouver four years ago, and the Australian mother is relishing being back at the Games.
Lassila finally delivered on her promise by winning freestyle aerials gold four years after her Turin bid was ruined by a serious knee injury that required a second bout of reconstructive surgery.
She took time out after Vancouver to have a baby boy, Kai, with her husband and former Finnish moguls skier Lauri Lassila, before returning to the sport at the end of 2012.
Now preparing to take part in her fourth Games, Lassila looks back fondly on the highs and lows of her Olympic career.
"I remember all of them really clearly. Salt Lake City was my first and that was my rookie year, and obviously the most exciting in terms of not knowing what to expect," she said.
"Each one has had its different experiences and build up. Turin was the hardest Olympics for me in terms of blowing my knee out five months before, coming back and then redoing it at the Olympics.
"I guess coming back from that was really important character building, leading me into Vancouver stronger than ever and being able to realise that dream I'd been chasing for so long.
"I feel like this Olympics it's a privilege to be in this position as defending champion. I don't have anything to prove other than I just want to achieve my own personal goals, which is just coming into reality.
"It's exciting and a surreal feeling to think that this is my fourth. After so many years -- I've been in this sport 15 years of my life, that's nearly half my age -- and the experience has built me and shaped me, and here I am as a mum and going into the fourth as a defending champion: it's a great position to be in."
As one of the favourites, if not the favourite, in aerials, Lassila, who was born to Greek-Cypriot and Italian stock, is planning something spectacular once her competition gets underway next Friday, three days before she turns 32.
"I'll be busting out some triples for sure," she said.
"We've got a decent amount of training, which is great. We had a pretty intense camp just last week in Ruka (Finland); it was -25 degrees (Celsius) and pretty gnarly.
"I did some triples there but didn't quite get up to quads. We'll see what happens this week, if everything's good and I feel good, then go for it."