I went to Japan with a friend for a vacation. We had been planning the trip for months and my friend and I really wanted to try skiing in Niseko. Neither of us knew how to ski, so we hired a Niseko ski instructor to teach us how to do it. Everyone else thought it was a bad idea for us to go skiing, because they had heard so many stories about people injuring themselves while skiing. While it is true that skiing injuries occur, you can become injured by doing just about anything else. Fear of injury is no reason to avoid doing something new. Besides, sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
The flight to Japan was along one, and I was asleep for most of it. My friend was too excited to sleep and listened to music on the way.… Read the rest