I'm 32, I live and work in downtown Atlanta ga. Sucks. I inspect trains for a living. I tattoo and repair almost anything usually for free but sometimes it pays well.
I've been snowboarding for around 10 years. I'm no pro but I can shred, I'm very comfortable on a board and feel at home when I'm on a mountain strapped in (its hard explain that feeling). I've taugh over 10 people the basic technics and have been paid by a friend to teach his girl.
Though I would much rather be riding, I feel guilty if I can help someone and do nothing about it. I will never be done learning and pushing myself with this sport. I've done or played almost every sport I can think of but nothing compares to how I feel about snowboarding. I love buying gear more then most women like buying shoes. I plan to move north towards Boston and drive to Vermont every week.
I try not to give "advise" but rather just share my experiences and opinions.
I will ride till my body dies. I've lived a rough life and strapping in, instantly relieves stress and I find peace of mind.
I'm not the best speller and can't even write a proper sentence. But I did not spend my life on computers and video games. I was outdoors doing whatever I could find to cause an adrenalin rush. Some really stupid shit now that I look back. To each his own though.
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!