One day this past week while I was in the middle of studying for yet another test...I began to day dream of skiing somewhere...anywhere. It did not matter just to be skiing somewhere would be great....whether it be chest deep powder at Jackson or icy hardpack at Wintergreen, poring down rain or the best of snowstorms, it made no difference. Any skiing would be better than what I was doing. I will finish my masters degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering in a year or so and I plan on moving out west somewhere to ski bumb for a year...then get a real job. Then what?? Working 40 hrs a week so I can ski 2 mabye 3 weeks out of the year. I guess this is the norm for most people but....why spend the majority of our lives working so we can spend only a few weeks a year doing what we really love?? How many of you are this type of skier and how many actually have jobs doing something related to the industry/sport. Seems like its awfully tough to find a job where you can make decent money and still be able to log more than a couple weeks a year skiing. Mabye I should look into finding a job in the Denver/Salt Lake area so I can go every weekend. Consider yourself lucky if you have a job that relates to this wonderful sport....just think about the rest of us that work week after week to be able to ski weekends or 2 or 3 weeks out of the year......
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10/11/03 at 5:49pm