Alright so here is the deal. I am currently attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Its a fantastic school but there is no way ill be staying here much longer. I grew up in a small town of 6000 people so moving the the big city of Salt Lake is just not working for me. The only reason I am still here is because I have never been able to experiance a whole year living near mountains and being able to ski whenever I would like. If I go back home to Nebraska my dreams are ruined and the only time I will be able to ski is when I go on my random trips a few times a year. If i try to stick it out here at school I will be miserable because honestly I am having a hard time making friends from here. It isnt that I am an antisocial person, but more of the people here keep to their little groups of where they are from. I try to go hang out with kids from sun valley and they just automaticly exclude everyone that isnt from sun valley. It is the same with any other group because most people came to this college in groups from where they first lived. My perfect situation would be to go home and spend the rest of the fall there and once winter hits come back out towards salt lake area and spend the winter working some resturant job or anything I could find while also skiing as much as possible. My parents believe this is just not possible and if I go home I should just forget about skiing and get on with life. So either I stay in college and hate the next 7 months but get to ski, or i go home and enjoy my time but never get to achieve my dreams and ski. Is it possible to find a job and live on my own for a few months during the winter? or is this totally out of reach. I don't want to give up on my dreams because it is something I have wanted since I was a young kid. I just don't know what to do so whatever advice anyone could give me would be fantastic. I tried to get a job up at Alta but they were full for jobs this winter so that is kind of out of the picture, but are there any other ways to come back out here this winter and enjoy something i may never get to do later in life.
Thanks for everything,