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i am huge on being purposeful... we live in a world of distraction and organized chaos... it is easy to lose sight and focus on the importance of life... it's easy to lose sight of your (our) purpose... i constantly ask myself if what i am doing really matters or really has a positive effect on others... it took me a long time to realize that you can make a good life by helping others... i was raised with a need to care for others more than myself... it took me a long time to realize that you cannot take care of anyone else if you cannot take care of yourself... so i have battled back and forth with myself trying to find who i am while also attempting to help and care for others... well, i am 31 now... things have taken about 30 years to fall into place for me... i have a healthy balance now of taking care of myself and helping others while also being able to make a living... i have been working in the health and fitness industry for about a year now... it is a crazy place! it is ever-evolving in its methods and fads (just like skateboarding), but it is also very conducive to individuality... you can be yourself (if you don't suck), and be successful... i have been able to help and motivate people to move themselves... from basic exercise to intense training, i get to promote health... if there is anything i have learned in my life, and through skateboarding especially, is that movement is the fountain of youth... when you move, you feel alive... simple as that... with that said, i have been making a living helping other people feel better and be happier... score. but what about me?!?!? not to worry! i have realized that my source of movement and accomplishment is 100% from skateboarding... skateboarding is my selfish outlet... it is how i express myself and escape reality... i meet up with the homies and do whatever gets us up and about... skateboarding does much more than gets us moving... it helps us connect with our days of "unconsciousness" and youth...  this is how i take care of myself... i get out at least twice a week and make sure i still got it... from the moment i step on the board until the end of that session, nothing matters... i am free... so i can say my life is in a good place right now... i have purpose... people look to me to be and stay active... i can handle these expectations because it is what i like to do... i like to move... with that said, i can fulfill my needs by picking up my skateboard and forgetting about reality... by being what i really am, which is a skateboarder, i can find my personal happiness (progression, accomplishment, freedom, etc.)... i am coming up on 20 years of skateboarding... i couldn't imagine where or what i would be without it... i use my job and knowledge from my job to keep me on my skateboard... my career fuels, funds, and perpetuates my passion... my purpose  has purpose for now... onward! peace and noLove...
wisdom wednesday
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