>>I have absolutely no desire to injure myself because I wouldn't be able to ski for awhile. But, I really like skiing at a certain speed or on dicey terrain that I feel is just a bit over my ability. It fires my jets for the rest of the day and makes me forget, for awhile, that I work in an office with some somewhat boring people that go wild over a paper cut. Skiing on my personal edge makes meel feel alive in a way that few other things do.<<
Lucky! Move to the mountains and do it full time! Working 40 hours a week to have the money to do what you really love 16 hours a week . . . weird prioritys. The biggest scam our teachers and parents pulled over our eyes is thinking we should have *hobbies* and *work* but they are seperate. Any hobbie/love can be made into a living - and even if its less $, you won't give a damn because you won't be in an office where people get excited about paper cuts! <g>
"Quod me nutrit me destruit" - What nourishes me also destroys me.