As I grew up my taste for foods changed, my taste is cars has changed, and even my taste in music has changed drastically but the one thing that has stayed constant since its moment of introduction in my life has been scooterboarding. Never has it just been a way to pass some time in my day until the next opportunity of fun presented its self because in my life, skateboarding has always been the only opportunity to produce real results of happiness. It didn't take long for this fact to illuminate a light bulb in my head. I knew my motivation to skateboard was to chase the happiness that seemed to lurk and linger where ever my board would take me. I found that this magical devise was able to take me to the end of the rainbow where the pot of gold was always waiting. Along the way I found that this "Path to Happiness" was not just a hill perfectly suited for my speed wagon but rather a whole slew of obstacles and features just asking to be re-purposed into art. In order to receive the full effect of my medication, I had to make sure to take all forms of skateboarding in and appreciate them, all the while extracting from them whatever it was I needed at that given time. Through this multidisciplinary approach to skateboarding, I am a firm believer that I benefited from all the gifts offered to those who choose to ride rather then walk.
Now that I am able to step off the board and really look back as to how far its taken me, the results are undeniable and frankly unbelievable. I no longer am a patient checking in every day that I go skate, although I still benefit from it just as an individual benefits from keeping up with their daily vitamins, and I am also no longer depending on my medicated dose for survival. Just as with all treatments the end goal is not to keep feeding the patient pills or syrups for the rest of their life but rather to use those tools as an aid to get them to a healthy and happy position in which they can maintain themselves without the intervention of medical advancements. I was weened off of skateboarding as a life saver and have redubbed it as a life enhancer and in the process I have ended up meta-morphing my motivation as well. I know the healing power possessed by our scene and now rather then chasing that feeling, I want to help spread it. If you have ever been scrolling around this site and wondering what exactly is the point of it all, its just that; to spread the love and joy of skateboarding to those who need it right now. I have been through some traumatic times and had to journey down some rough roads, but its always faster to get through those times pushing rather then walking.