I have spent so much of my life giving up dream after dream for the "logical" option...
Even as a kid I was an adrenaline junky, chasing after the next thing that would scare the hell out of me. Anything that would get my heart rate up. From tricking, to surfing, snowboarding, weight training, and cliff jumping -- and my ultimate favorite, STUNTING.
I started riding when I was young. I remember seeing a Christmas picture from my older cousin when I was like 7 years old. He sent a picture of himself doing a wheelie on a Honda Blackhawk (if I remember correctly), and from that picture alone... I was hooked.
I spent years wadding myself up on the concrete and asphalt, traveling 2-6 hours so I could ride and learn from other stunters, and beating up my body for the love of the sport.
Then you know how it goes... I got hurt too many times, I ran out of money, life got in the way. Mind you, I'm in my 30's now, so I'm considered to be one of the "old guys" on the scene. Back in my day, we didn't have the whole vlogging, YouTube, social media thing. We were too busy picking our top 10 on MySpace. When it came to stunting for money, you had to be sponsored and there wasn't really much a "scene" to work with.
... so I had to do the logical thing and focus on getting a "real" job.
I've been the corporate guy, wearing polos and khakis, to a suit and tie every day. Moving my way up, incrementally building my life, but it honestly didn't feel like a life at all. It's funny how your own body will let you know when you're out of alignment with yourself and your purpose.
In one job, I gained a ton of weight and I was the heaviest I'd ever been in my life. In another, I became 60lbs underweight and developed stress-induced heart issues. That wasn't exactly the increase of heart rate I was looking for...
Not to mention, I was depressed, angry, frustrated, and the hard times just kept coming.
What was the most defeating was that this is normal for most people. Have a corporate job, pay your bills, watch the game, drink beer on the weekend, and retire when you're 65. I knew I was supposed to be grateful just to have a job -- but it just wasn't settling right.
Then I bought a motorcycle with my end-of-the-year work bonus.
Which... might have been a little crazy, like I said, I'm old now. I haven't ridden in 10 years, and I'll basically have to re-learn everything. All I knew is that I have never felt more free and more like myself than when I'm on a stunt bike.
Now here we are, I'm trying to re-learn how to wheelie without breaking myself, and I am finally committing to living the dream.
I know now that doing what's "logical" isn't always what's right. That you really are given this life to be enjoyed, and you get to experience it ONE time. I'm here today, with a lot of experience under my belt, and a whole lot left to learn but I'm excited to bring you along for the journey.
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