I had tried skiing an snowboarding a few times as a kid but my friends where way beyond me in skill and when I decided to try and push myself I ended up bailing hard, cutting up my face and recieving a good concussion. Needless to say it puts you off of a sport like that at the age of 12.
So Last year, After sitting around my house for a few weekends after moving to a new city I decided I needed to find a hobby, get out of the house and meet some people. Spontaneously I chose to try snowboarding again. I went up a few times on my own and it was ok but I could have let it go. The following weekend came and I thought why not, I met a few people, it's better than sitting at home like a hermit so I went up again. After that I became determined to learn to snowboard and began pushing myself even if I didn't want to go because what else was I going to do. After a few weeks I was hooked and I fell in love, I began improving every day and it felt awesome. It opened me to new sports and this year I began cross training by mountain biking and wakeboarding , something I would have never touched before.
And I've become obsessed with it ever since, nothing gets me more jacked than hitting the slopes, some days I convince myself I love snowboarding more than girls.