Saving For A Dream

Most of us spend our time working as hard as we can to save up for something. That new car, a down payment for a home, vacations around the world, and even things as small as video games. Each of us does this in our own unique way. If you’ve lived your life in Racing the way I have, and there’s a good number of you that have, you know in professional short track racing a majority of this is determined the same way. Instead of saving up for the new Xbox, we save up for race car parts. We make sacrifices in certain area’s of our lives, to go all in on the parts that mean the most to us. For me, personally, I am saving for a new motor for my race car.

Over the past two years, there have been plenty of ups and downs. I haven’t been able to compete full time the way I’d really like to. It’s a tough thing to go through. Not being in a position to do the one thing that means most to you can eat you alive… but only if you let it. It’s times like these, I’m grateful I was brought up to never give up on what brings my life joy. And so I choose to do that. Racing on a professional level is something that not everyone can accomplish. It takes so much to get there, with serious toughness and skill being only a few of some important things one needs in order to achieve success. This same thing can be said on and off the track in life. It is a great life skill to be mentally tough and to be able to fight adversity. To me, it’s absolutely crucial to do what you love in life, regardless of how much adversity you face because of it. For me that love is racing. Those that know me best know how much this means to me. There are so many excuses I could allow myself to use, so many shortcuts I could try to take, but I am choosing to get back at it. There is a long road ahead, but even through the struggle, I’ll still be happier trying with every ounce of effort I can give, rather than doing something else. I guess at the end of the day, it’s important to have the perspective of what’s important to you in life. Racing is my entire existence. Do you know what yours is?

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