Do what makes you happy, carpe diem, live every day as if it is your last, we all know the sayings right? Ever since I decided to do exactly that and started living my dream, people have been asking me to explain myself; explain why I don’t work a fulltime job, explain why I think the way of life I’m living is realistic, explain if I think I’ll be able to skate the rest of my life and so on.
There’s one thing in my life that makes me happier than anything else in the world and that is skateboarding. Honestly… that’s the explaination to all those question. I think everyone should try to live their lives up to their fullest potential, doing what makes you happy makes this a whole lot easier.
I’m aware that I won’t be able to skate until I’m 90 years old, I’m probably the only one that realizes what this would fully entail for me. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try to do it as long as possible and besides that skateboarding is so intertwined in my life I will always stay connected to skateboarding even if I’m so old my bones will start to crumble.
Stuff that people my age worry about isn’t important to me. I don’t care about buying a house, getting a fancy car, going to parties and also don’t worry about my retirement. I work to be able to afford my next trip or get to my next contest, I worry about if my laces will snap before I get the next trick, I watch a bunch of skate videos every day, I read every Thrasher magazine at least 10 times to make sure I didn’t miss anything, I go to the gym three times a week to be able to skate as long as possible and I skate almost everyday, that’s my life.
If I today would be my last day I wouldn’t regret anything and have done everything I have always wanted. Can you say the same thing?