Chad, you might be interested in the story of Nyjah Huston, who has been regarded as the most accomplished competition skateboarder in history since his late teens (he’s 22 now).
He had an isolated, Rastafarian childhood in Puerto Rico, skating a small private skatepark that his father bought for him and his siblings…
That awkward moment when everybody bounces after the first paragraph to read the nicely embedded article about how to go viral…
JK I hit the back button and I’m glad I did because you make some great points.
Two examples from my experience to affirm your thoughts:
SUP coaching... I like it!
And I agree with you. I don’t think I implied in this post that hobbies and passions are mutually exclusive. I assume most people are passionate about their hobbies. The only real difference between a hobby and a vocation is whether you’re paid meaningful income to do it.