Going to do what I want

For a good amount of years in my life I never did things. I always just staying in, staying comfortable and not going out and living my life. This past year I realized that I needed to get out more and so I started doing things that I had not done in a long time, or that I had never done before. One of the first things I did was buy a stick shift car. I absolutely love driving and for the longest time I had wanted a stick. But it didn’t make sense to own one for a while and I kept telling myself that maybe I don’t want it because it would be more work than an automatic. Well I pulled the trigger about a year ago and I bought a one way plane ticket to LA and I flew down and bought a 2008 STI hatchback from my old highschool pal Westin. I was terrible at driving stick at first and it took me a good amount of time to learn. But I did eventually learn how to drive it and I have been loving it ever since.

This was one of the first things I have wanted to do that I finally went for. And after I had gone after this it made me think about other things that I wanted to do that I had been not trying. I started doing Jiu Jitsu and I started taking guitar lessons. I started trying new ideas out on my stream and I started asking out girls again. Life is all about conquering yourself. You might think that really it is everyone else and they are all conspiring to keep you down, but most likely the real enemy is yourself. I was the reason that I wasn’t doing things I wanted to do. If anything was going to cause me slight discomfort I would rationalize an excuse out of trying whatever it was. Well, that was stupid and ever since I started trying new things I have been having much more fun. I recommend trying out the things you want to do, stop sitting around.

This year I bought my first snowboard season pass to Big Bear and Snow Summit. Monday through Friday I can snowboard as many times as I would like at these two mountains in Southern California. Sometimes I might have a friend to go snowboarding with, other times I will not as I bought my pass by myself. At first I was trying hard to convince my friends to go with me as it is more enjoyable to have someone to hang out with on the drive and on the mountain, but I realized that my friends do not want the same things as I do. I realized that I need to be more comfortable doing things on my own and focus on having fun myself and making new friends at the mountain. This will likely be a good experience for me this winter. I will keep you posted chat.

 

Going to Shred the gnar,

Nolan

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