Hey everyone, I'm new on the forum, but not really to skiing.
I'm originally from Colorado (Salida to be exact) and am fortune enough to have grown up in the Rockies and skied Monarch and rafted from a very young age. Two years ago I moved out east to CT for boarding school and am just kind of coming to terms with missing the mountains, skiing, and being out side in a way that the east coast kind of can't offer it seems, this is all due to the fact that I'm now selecting colleges and what not so I'm thinking about where I'm willing to commit another four years of my life. That being said, I've also been thinking about priorities and such things. I'm a musician (with 23 hours of band rehearsal a week), a student (obviously 8 hours of classes a day, 6 days a week), and row crew.
So now that there's some background on me out there here's where I need help: I'm having some issues deciding on what to do. I've been dreading rowing practices and races in a way at worst and have been indifferent to it at best. My coach is my advisor (parent away from home, kind of) and I'm strongly considering stopping rowing because I'm simply not enjoying it. I'm not considering doing it in college and by this point I'm trying to weed through the amount of stress it causes.
I guess what I'm looking for is some feedback on what your position/experience on things like this is. Every time I've fallen back on the ski community I've always gotten some great advice and conversation so I'm throwing this one out here because of that, hope no one minds too terribly.
Thanks so much,