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it’s what you make of it…

i used to be an intense planner… planning everything… from skate trips to skate days to party nights… everything had an ebb and flow and it was controlled (at least in my brain)… there needed to be something following the current thing… it all had to be planned out… my mind was at ease when everything was organized… but that was the thing… it was just in my mind… if things didn’t go as planned, there was a lot of stress that needed to be handled and suppressed… with the help of my homies, the challenging nature of my job, and the overall randomness of life, i have learned that everything is what you make of it…

i have known this for a long time, but i have never really acknowledged it until recently… always trying to control every situation in life gets taxing… you just gotta let the good times roll sometimes… it’s good to have a direction, but not always a regimented plan… letting experiences evolve instead of managing how and when certain things will happen is much more like freedom…

since noLove began, i have taken it upon myself to motivate, hype, organize, and orchestrate the madness that ensues on our shred days… planning the warm up, the street spots, where to eat after we shred, and where to party that night can get difficult… so lately, i have just been letting go of the reigns and seeing what happens… it makes the day feel more free and less controlled… and part of the reason we shred is to feel that sense of freedom… it’s rad. even on our trip to ABQ (which skate trips are even further planned out), we just let each day come to us… you make the most of what you are doing or where you are at no matter what…

even at my job as a fitness instructor, people will come to a class to get a workout… well, you only get out what you put in… because you went to a workout class doesn’t mean you got a good workout… it’s up to you to work hard… again, it is what you make of it… the trainer doesn’t make you get into shape… it’s up to you to eat right and have a good regimen…

i had another experience with this at college… i went to a school and didn’t like it (or i told myself that i didn’t like it)… i wasn’t having “fun”… well, that was because i put in little effort to have fun… i was just drinking my face off when there were tons of other things i could do to have a good time… so instead of taking the easy way out and transferring to where my friends were at college, i stayed and made the best of it… and i had a blast… i made something of it…

back to making something out of skateboarding, it’s an essential part of my life… i try to make the most out of every time i get on my board these days… it’s not as simple to get out and shred (physically/literally), so i make the most of the time that i have on my board… making something of it.

peace and noLove…

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