You're trying too hard. Snowboarding should be fun. If you are trying to do it to go pro then you are doing it wrong. Learn to ride, figure out ways to go as often as you can. Move to the mountains when you can. I wouldn't give up other aspirations because you are going to go pro. If you are thinking about college, go. Plenty of schools nearby to mountains where you can get a quality degree and plenty of shred. There are tens of thousands of kids who all want to go pro. Maybe 100 of them will. Even less will have a successful career that makes them real money and allows them to ride when they want.