This is the best advice in this thread imo.
Yea I think you meant to ask the OP, which is a good question I was wondering.
So i think SW and hktrdr here are kinda talking across each other and not actually on the same points, in terms of kinds of jobs, where you are at in them timewise, the way you each personally emote to your jobs, etc, this is a multifaceted argument.
For me, for example, the most pressing issue with this guy is age. My motivation to work 15 or 20 years ago was much different than it is now. Even though I have been in the same field, only in the last 2 or 3 years have I really come into my own, and its a whole new ballgame. Not to mention its one of the best choices aside from being pro or spoiled if you just wanna ride a shitload. (I'm speaking of the restaurant industry, I cook, make sushi, am the boss of my kitchen so I work whenever I'm not riding and hiking).
The answers here are just so many choices. How is the OP's work ethic? Is it inborn? Learned? The carreer choice for people who were in college with me 20 years ago taking pre-med, who went straight to med school, then became DR.s is going to be such a different point of view than that of a truck driver, hammer swinger or fish cutter (I drove a 24 foot box truck during summers in college and also roofed from like '97-'03 hehe). For some people its about money. Others its about kids. Others snowboarding.
I am 16 years old. My work ethic is well.. I'm ranked third in my class. I started college already and plan on finishing at least a year by the time I graduate high school. I'm quite radical when it comes to opinions on society, politics, lifestyle, etc. For one, I don't believe in the education, political, or economic system the world has right now. But I'm just rambling on now.
So important. Start small at your local shop.
Probably best to move to Colorado or near the snow
Yea, I am planning on going to college at Boulder, Colorado. I live in Pennsylvania and it sucks; it snowed twice last winter.
Nevertheless, the advice was great guys, I appreciate it.