So, to show you that the whole idea of taking risks and feeling stupid or frustrated is actually a good thing, because it's the only way to really learn a new skill, here are videos from my second day ever doing any kind of skiing. This is from a few hours ago:
this is from the first day
My muscles are still calling for help, but on the second day, things are much much better. I am happy I didn't give up trying, and I watched a lot of online videos on how to successfully get up after falling from skies. The first day was HELL. Second day - Not Hell, but a country side road with a view to hell very close by.