I’ve found myself quite bored of longboarding. I used to be so down to skate all the time, save all my money to go and compete and make a living out of it. Now I’m just over it.
Well, not entirely. I still love to skate, but every time I get on a board I feel like I have to be better than someone else, I hate that feeling. I miss just jamming in some alley with a couple of mates and trying to get varial flips on lock and shit, not trying to do it the fastest, win all the money and most apparent to me; not having to worry about the fear of failure.
I could’ve paid for registration for Newton’s Nation, I could’ve entered the Junior World Championships, too. But I don’t have that desire, it’s not my element. I feel uncomfortable at races. All the people I’ve met in racing and longboarding in general are genuinely great people, and many of them are good friends still, but when I’m at events, I feel like it isn’t where I belong, maybe that’s the case or maybe it’s just my crippling introversion that’s at play.
anyway, I’m not quitting skateboarding or any lame shit like that. I’m just choosing a different life path. Side note; In regards to disciplines, I’m vibing a lot more on street skating these days. But that’s a whole different kettle of fish.