Monday, November 15, 2021

Just thinking

 Well, I had a good weekend but didn't skate. Was out of town, and doing other stuff.

The weather for this coming weekend looks like it might be OK. Yes, I'm already looking for the weekend. It is dark when I get off work. I guess I need to find a nice, well-lit parking lot nearby to skate. 

As I think forward to the coming year I just wonder how things will be. Will travel to Europe be feasible? Will a relaxing vacation anywhere be feasible? This pandemic has been very up and down. We're heading into the winter months, which last year combined with the holidays to produce a fairly massive virus surge in January and February. Hell, I don't know. I'm triple-vaxxed, so I got that going for me. 

So essentially thinking about going to Paderborn again is part of my Very Important Fantasy Life. I really miss my friends from over on that side of the Atlantic. 

Obviously if I've not been able to skate I've been thinking about skating even more than normal. As I've written before, I think the pandemic had the effect of boiling the impurities out of my skating. I really understand who I am as a skateboarder now. I know, at 57 years, what I enjoy and what others like about my skating. If you think about those two things as separate sets,  my contest skating needs to come from the intersection of the Venn diagram of those domains. Those are the things that will stand out in a contest while being authentically me. 

So, here's another thing. I think the best looking skating is always relaxed skating. I think of the skating of Tommy Guerrero. So great. Great style, of course, but the style comes from relaxation.

So I'm going to really focus on that in all my skating.

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