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Growing up has always been difficult for me. I was good at many different things, but was never really great at one thing. I sometimes get lost in the process I guess you could say of finding myself. If there’s one thing has been with me since I was 4 years old, it was skateboarding.
Skateboarding has always been with me. Even when I was in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was still skateboarding. Although many people in the Marines didn’t agree with my lose lifestyle, I didn’t care what they thought because skateboarding made perfect sense to me.
I always looked at skateboarding as style or self-expression.
I’m currently in college right now; and, while in college, I skateboarded all throughout the campus. Even when I “street skateboarding” on campus, and the police didn’t like that very much, I still stayed true to where I came from. Now, haha i’m not saying violate the law or anything like that, but what I am saying is that you should never lose touch of your hobbies and dreams.
At first, my dream was to skateboard for the rest of my life, and possibly make a living doing so, but now that I am older, I highly doubt that it’s going to pay the bills. However, don’t you give up on your dream if skateboarding is what you want to do because you can do anything that you put your mind to.
The moral of the story is that you should never let someone tell you that your hobbies are dumb or childish, even if your 100 years old doing it. Peoples’ opinions of you don’t matter. If it makes you happy, do it.
Remembering as far back as I can, I would “street skate” through some of the biggest cities of the world. I had many adventures in my life skateboarding. One time, I boarded a train, almost missed my stop, and as the train was leaving the town, I hollered at the attendant, WAIT! THIS IS MY STOP! LOL. Needless to say, they stopped the whole train, and just for me, they let me get off the train in the middle of no where. I was literally dropped off in a desert full of sagebrush and sand. I had to walk almost 30 minutes to the train station. LOL
I’ve had great times skateboarding through life. I hope you will cherish every minute of your life, and if you skateboard, I hope you will continue to skate until your deep into your old age; until you can’t walk any more, and then sit on your skateboard and push your self with your hands.
Carl Wolfgang Schultz