’Cause it’s Fun
Joel Brown (the founder of Addicted2Success) wrote more than 700 blog posts before he started seriously getting other…themission.co
The dream of getting sponsored, whether it be in skating or snowboarding has been on my mind for as long as I can remember. There were times where I let the light of that dream dim down in my mind due to fear of not being good enough, fear of others opinions, and a few other reasons that I know now are silly. There were times, however, when it seemed in reach, especially after moving to Oregon.
With that said, I couldn’t agree more with the first thing on Tim Denning’s list above. Snowboarding’s fun as shit. It certainly does take a lot of work to get good at it. But to be honest, it never feels like work. I remember one summer in between freshman and sophomore year, I would strap in in the living room of my dad’s apartment, damn nearly fully dressed in snow gear, and just practice tricks while I filmed myself on my laptop. I knew that a lot of doing tricks is just muscle memory so I just started doing tricks on flat so I would have them once winter came around. Even though I was practicing my craft aiming to get better, it never felt like work. It was just another chance to be on my board. It was fun.
To be continued.