I took out a snowboard for the first time yesterday. Snowboarding Breckenridge Mountain was definitely an interesting experience. I made it down one run before I decided to throw in the towel and call it a day. I picked up carving toe side relatively easy, but heel side appeared to be impossible. Instead of carving heel side I just switched from goofy to regular and continued snowboarding Breckenridge Mountain. I ended up falling multiple times hitting my thumbs, wrists, head, ass and ribs against the hard snow. After catching an edge that made me plunge forward in the air I hit my rib cage and jammed my thumb into the hard icy snow. I scrambled over to the side of the trail and rested for a half hour to regain my composure. I think I bruised a rib and sprained my thumb, but I’ll be alright.
After that I decided to call it a day and headed back to Blue River Sports where I took out a beginner board. Despite hating insurance I gave in to our socialist system the other day and signed up for a basic health insurance plan through my work. I’m not really sure why I did that because I am not going to use it anyway, but I did not want to sign something under oath and lie about it. Obamacare is bullshit and we should have a say on whether or not we want health insurance, but the United States will most likely decay as a nation within the next 20 to 30 years anyway so it does not really matter.
The downfall of our nation is one of the many reasons I have leaned more towards minimalism. I own under 100 items at the moment and will continue to live like this for the time being until I decide to buy a tiny home somewhere in the country. Less stress, less to worry about and more money to spend on traveling than luxury. Snowboarding Breckenridge is just a temporary situation for the winter. Between that being a ski bum and working at Blue River Sports I should be able to save enough to fund my future travels to Seattle and Alaska.