At 18 years old, it's hard to say "I love my job," but when I turned 18, I knew what my goal for the months to come was: I was going to become a snowboard instructor. Getting paid to do something I absolutely love to do? That sounds awesome. I had worked at a resort in Michigan that the BOYNE company owned for two years before I was eligible to teach. I always wanted to be one of the people I saw walking around in the red coats that taught people of all ages the sport they lived for. I had been snowboarding for seven seasons and skied for three seasons prior to that before I applied for the job. I figured growing up on a ski hill and having some knowledge would help me land the job. I scored an interview and a few days later got a call asking when I can start working.