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I'll chime in again with some wisdom that seems to hold true for most people.

In order to have enough free time to do what you want, you either have to be really rich or really poor.

Anything in between seems to use up all of your time.
Or be focused, smart and efficient in attaining your goal....the issue is do you want $ or the experience...and on your death bed (be it 25 or 85 yrs old), what is it that you will have attained.


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Or be focused, smart and efficient in attaining your goal....the issue is do you want $ or the experience...and on your death bed (be it 25 or 85 yrs old), what is it that you will have attained.
My line of work means that most of my clients are wealthy and some are flat out super rich.

Only around 20% seem truly happy to me. All that money and they never seem to have enough.

They jealously joke with me 'not another boarding trip!' when one of their luxury Caribbean holidays would pay for 10 of budget snow weeks.

If you're thinking about it then you already know the answer. It's just about having balls for it now.
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^ur right...Balls is always the answer


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It's honestly not rocket science. If you want a job that lets you snowboard every day then look at which jobs allow you to do that and work towards it.

There's plenty of jobs that let you work remotely or online or set your own hours, you just have to find them and be willing to work towards them.

Most people are just lazy and don't want to put in the effort, time and work it takes to have one of those jobs.

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Find a good job somewhere close to the mountains(lots of military\intelligence\Government work in SLC), I work 40-60 hours per week in Salt Lake 9-5 type deal and I can still easily ride 20 days\nights out of the month if I want.

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Hell, I'm 26 and I can't find a job on the east coast in Ontario so I got one in Whistler working at a resteraunt on the mountain. Why work a crappy, low paying, dead end job here while paying rent and hating it when I can work a low paying, dead end job in Whistler while snowboarding the winter away?

But that's my situation and it's much different than yours. lol. I'd say do what most people suggested so far. Do what you are good at and love doing, but try to find the best situation for yourself to do it. Don't just quit and move out west to bum around and waste away.

This winter I am working in a resteraunt at the mountain, but I have a degree in english language and literature. My main plan is to work the winter here and while working explore other opportunities for the summer and future on the west coast. Maybe I can catch on at one of the hotels, maybe with something else, but I'm not coming over here with the plan to waste away and do nothing with the rest of my life contrary to common beleif for someone picking up and moving out to a ski town. I've pretty much given up on my current life here on the east coast because the job market is a mess and the people as a whole out here are all douches. So I figured, why not try out west and have some fun snowboarding at the same time. lol

The only problem at this point if you were planning to do this soon is the majority of jobs at most mountain resorts and the like are filled. You would have to find the perfect situation if you wanted to get a job in your field of expertise in a city or town near a nice mountain or resort.
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*cough*Denver*cough*
*cough*SaltLakeCity*cough*

Haha I already live in Denver. Moved here from MI a couple of years ago. I only got 16 days in last season, but hope to get a bunch more this year now that we have a weekend warrior house in the mountains.

My post was more along the lines of... after graduating, it would have been nice to take a few months to do whatever I wanted. Like travel to places that require more than a weekend to get to. Or snowboard for a month straight. The things you can't really do when you start a "real" job, unless you get ridiculous amounts of vacation time.
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There is some really retarded shit in this thread labeled "advice" and "wisdom".

Good Luck.

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The smart ones don't quit their jobs. They get fired and collect unemployment.
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There is some really retarded shit in this thread labeled "advice" and "wisdom".

Good Luck.
Was thinking the exact same thing. It's not hard to live in a mountain town and have a real job. I've made a career out of it, my friends have, etc. etc. I have friends that are programmers, lawyers, chefs, in upper lower middle management, etc. etc. It's all about what you want.

And the fucking myth that we're poor and own nothing is hilarious.


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