Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
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For years I'd been interested in learning to snowboard. It always looked like so much fun. But a variety of things, work, obligations, a lack of people to go with, a ridiculous fear of being 30 and having to take a class to learn, and a general lack of self confidence stopped me from starting for way too long.
Then interestingly, I started dating a guy who lived in Whistler and snowboarded. The season was over by then, but we made plans for him to teach me the following season... only to be dumped a couple of months later. I took this breakup VERY hard. Never before had I connected with someone so fully and completely. So I was upset and angry.
So when the next season rolled around (last season), a friend wanted to go skiing... and I was like... HELLS YA!! Partly cause I wanted to... and partly out of spite. Perhaps not the best reason to start... but it was healing, and now I feel amazing whenever I'm on a hill. Just me, my board, and the snow. Going with friends is fun, but I actually really enjoy being on my own.