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Old 02-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I will be moving to either keystone, breck, or vail to do epicmix photo, and be able to walk to the lifts.
Hope you understand that's a job that doesn't let you ride and the walk to the lifts thing is pretty fabled for any snow carnie it's usually those of us that can afford real housing that walk to the lift.

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Well this was enlightening. I'm made to feel guilty that I have a wonderful Husband, 2 cars, a house, a beautiful daughter, whom I've made the sacrifice to stay home with everyday. I hate to be a downer, but there are more important things than riding everyday. Disagree with me if you must, but it really isn't a reality for the vast majority.
Having a kid is the ultimate sacrifice you give up living for you and live for them.

For all you people that are butt hurt or defending it there's one question you have to ask yourself. Are you a snowboarder or someone that snowboards? Answer that and you'll have your answers to life.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Back to OP. The key to reality...is to re-evaluate. Re-evaluation ought to happen regularly. We are not the same person as a child, teen, young adult, early career, mid and late career, empty nest, mid-life, mentor, nearing retirement, retired, elder, geriatric...etc. Point is we grow or change or move through different seasons, have different needs and wants for different reasons.

In my late teens and early 20's I worked my ass off then traveled/hitched, going to see different places, following the Dead and etc. My plan B, if nothing exciting seemed to be occurring was to knock out another semester...8.5 years for my undergrad. I've done the career 50+ hours/wk, wife, 3 kids (last one almost out of the house), 2 cars and a cat thing. Currently work part-time and barely covering the minimal bills. However I consider myself semi-retired and could go riding everyday but choose to attend to my family husbandly responsibilities. At 53, I''m not wealthy money wise and will work by my choice till the day I die...(working to help others in the world is a privilege in my opinion)...but feel very fortunate that I have the time and enough resources to do several things that are my passions...riding being one of them.

However, I do fantasize letting go of many "keys"...especially if widowed (...or divorced...which almost happens on a daily occurrence according to my wife ) and would be happy being an old guy, living in the E lodge or a small place nearby and hitching to, working at the hill and hanging some soul lines. I know a few folks that do this and they look forward to doing it every winter.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I am someone that snowboards and I am fine with that. Its a love but not my only love.. I love surfing, food, wine, live music and just traveling and seeing the world. Snowboarding is probably my first crush and something at various times I have been totally obsessed with, but not something for which I would give up everything else I enjoy, if that makes sense.

I work to live and play and someday that living and playing will include a family. Do I wish I got more time to play on the mountains during the winter? Hell yeah... but do I feel like my job provides me the means to experience much? Hell yeah. Things like a trip to NoLa in the spring for Jazz Fest (which I try to never miss) and a surf trip to Nicaragua in the fall... as much as I love snowboarding I wouldn't want to miss out on those experiences and thus I am sitting in my office on this friday instead of riding.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Interesting post but the guy in the op story sounds more like he's having a mental break down lol. Im only 26 but I enjoy my job work as an IT for a school district have since i was 18. Have a great boss and people to work with. Get lots of vacation, and make enough to go boarding 3 times a year could go more but damn 10 hours each way sucks.
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Loooool 3 pages by the morning, you guys are funny and take shit wayyy too seriously.

BTW this was a column that was written back in 1992 in Transworld, and was reposted in honor of Craig Kelly.

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Fucking sellouts.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Interesting post but the guy in the op story sounds more like he's having a mental break down lol. Im only 26 but I enjoy my job work as an IT for a school district have since i was 18. Have a great boss and people to work with. Get lots of vacation, and make enough to go boarding 3 times a year could go more but damn 10 hours each way sucks.
You act like I wrote it myself. MENTAL BREAKDOWNNNNNNNNN
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Nah i know u didnt just an observation. I dont take anything seriously. The great van wilder said it best. You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.

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I am glad that you were able to tell I was having a mental break down just by posting an article that I did not write nor talked about in any form.

You IT guys are all kinda special anyways.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Nah i know u didnt just an observation. I dont take anything seriously. The great van wilder said it best. You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.
This is coming from the guy who just told me I was having a mental breakdown because I liked an article written about snow bums who for sure don't take life seriously. I'm gonna go ahead and say you are probably the one who needs to take things a little less serious.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I am going through something like this right now. To try and keep it short, I left a job back in December that I had since graduation. The job had become boring and I was not stimulated or satisfied by the work. What I did have was a good salary, great hours, flexibility, tons of vacation, gym during lunch, etc, etc.

I went to a hedge fund where i do like the work a lot better and I am more satisfied.

However, I am now miserable. Working bare minimum 50 hrs a week, no lunch breaks, crazy travel, concern about taking vacation, inability to address some health issues, crappy environment, etc.

I know realize that it is far better to work to live than live for work. If you have hobbies and interests and a family and don't want work to be the main focus of your life, than the goal should be to work the least amount to satisfy your wants and needs.

I think I had that and blew it and now don't know what to do.
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