Hi, my name is Sam. I'm a 17 years old and I live in Belgium (Western-Europe).
I started snowboarding when I was 12 years old and when I got the hang of it I wanted to improve my skills.
I kept practicing and practicing. Me and my family went to the Alps 2 weeks a year for 5 years.
All I did was hitting the slopes, the park and the powder. I mastered the technique of snowboarding pretty much, my tutor told me that I should take some courses to become a tutor myself, so I did.
I followed a course for snowboard initiator. Snowboard really became my passion over the years, I really enjoy it!
Okay, that's my background on snowboarding. But now there is a problem..
I just finished high school and this fall I'm going to college to study civil engineering which will be a real pain in the ass but my parents insist that I try it.
I will do my best to make them proud and eventually be proud on myself BUT I don't want to give up snowboarding :s.
It's the only sport I'm really good at, I tried soccer.. that didn't work out, I tried tennis.. Didn't work out as well.
Does someone has any experience with combining (engineering) studies and snowboarding?
What's the best thing to do?
Should I concentrate on my studies and forget snowboarding? *sad face*
Should I go for snowboarding and drop out of college and risk the fact of not having a decent job in the future?
Or is their a mid-way solution?
Any advice is welcome!
P.S. Sorry if I made any spelling/grammar mistakes