Welcome to my first post of my second skateboard blog. Ever. Yeah, I guess that’s not so special. My first blog was more video-oriented. I don’t know if I’ll ever get back into filming and editing. But more on that later.
What do I hope to accomplish with this? My main reasoning for getting back into this is simply to share and express the feeling that skateboarding gives me. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that I’m still skating after all these years. I’ve never had such a passion in my life. And obviously I’m not the only one out there that had their life changed by skateboarding. I’m by no means “really good” or sponsored or anything. That’s not what is important to me. The skateboarding bug bit me and I’ve been hooked ever since.
The hardest thing for me is: how do I explain the feeling that skateboarding gives me? Maybe certain aspects of it can be compared to say, when someone who is passionate about basketball sinks a nothing-but-net 3 pointer. It’s those milliseconds of extreme happiness you get from it. That’s what keeps you going.
Would it be nice if skateboarding was my job? Yes. But I know that will never happen and I’m totally fine with it. That hasn’t been an actual thought since I first started skating. Filming and editing? Eh. I used to be into it. It’s true the reason I’m not anymore is because I don’t have a good working camera and computer. I hope to one day be back at it. But I’ll cross that road when it comes.
It’s funny to me to think that I’ve been planning out this blog over that last few days and now that I’m actually doing it, it feels good. I don’t expect to many people to get it. But then again, maybe I do. I feel like in skateboarding, most people have a hard time expressing their true feelings of it. Maybe because they’re afraid of people looking at them weird. Maybe they just feel that no one else wants to hear about it. But I do. I would love to hear different people’s perspectives, thoughts, feelings, etc on skateboarding. I could be the simple act of standing on the board or landing that frontside bluntslide down the 18 stair rail. Or like myself right now just sitting around, thinking about it.
I’m going to end this first post with what’s happening right now. I’m feeling this night time medicine that I took. I hate feeling like crap. But at least I got some skating in earlier. See.