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Old 09-17-2008, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please be warned, emo rant coming up.

So I havn't really been feeling the stoke for winter at all lately. The snowboard sits next to the rather large collection of longboards, yet I have no desires to strap on my boots and bounce around the house like an idiot. I got into racing my longboard this year, and am finding that way funner than riding. I love the people I hang out with, meet so many amazing racers who are willing to help you, and so on and so forth. I dunno, help?
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i go through that with everything i do, especially playing guitar

but theres always something that puts me back in the mood hardcore and ill rock five hours a day for weeks at a time

im bettin that once you see frost on the ground or a few flakes fallin, youll be all about it
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i got this with ice hockey, it started to become like a job, so i quit for a year and now i really really really want to play. Im not saying quit but maybe you shouldn't jump back on the plank for a wee bit longer and see if it comes back
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i got this with ice hockey, it started to become like a job, so i quit for a year and now i really really really want to play. Im not saying quit but maybe you shouldn't jump back on the plank for a wee bit longer and see if it comes back
Totally agreed.
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it is almost as if you could condemn yourself as being one of those non-committal type people, who just go thru phases and fads.....

i know what you mean. since i started playing hockey again last winter, my thoughts of sideways slide became less. my dreams were full of ice rink shinanigans, not mountainous ones. hell the other passion in my life, scuba diving, is more like a once every two or three year thing now... rather than a must do annual event.

however, the simple fact that you are worried that you sense no passion, is evidence that the passion remains inside you. afterall, if you didn't care, you would pay no mind to it.

be reassurred that your love for the sideways slide is as strong as it ever was, due to the very existence of this thread!

if you have found something to occupy yourself with in the off season... then good for you! it is better than going into stasis!

at the very worst, in this cliquey, image is everything world of 'extreme sports gnar', you might have to consider yourself a long boarder who snowboards.... or vice versa come winter.... but really who fucking cares?

when it snows, go ride. you will know it is still important to you.
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find the fun again...werent you instructing last year? that could make it seem like more of a job than fun.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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find the fun again...werent you instructing last year? that could make it seem like more of a job than fun.
ooh, see, now you touch upon one of my fears....

all those years ago when i got my CASI card (and before i found out the pitance most instructors earned) i was all about moving to a canuck mountain to teach what i love.

well hopefully, now that 3 years have passed, perhaps i am closer to this ambition than ever.... but do i really want to call the thing i love, a 'job'?

will i end up resenting that which i once did when i wanted, but will have to do as an obligation?

but then find a job you love and never work a day of your life again..... tis a tuffy!
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will i end up resenting that which i once did when i wanted, but will have to do as an obligation?

but then find a job you love and never work a day of your life again..... tis a tuffy!
i spose its hard to tell but you will never know until you try it.
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find the fun again...werent you instructing last year? that could make it seem like more of a job than fun.
You bring up a really good point. Everything I did was more about the job than it was about having fun...
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This happened to me with rock climbing, between guiding and setting up comps it became a real drag. I find its good to have a few sports because then you can switch over to give yourself a break and usually the motivation comes back...or you just end up liking the new sport more, c'est la vie!

I say be happy that you have a couple of sports you're passionate about, some people never find one they click with.
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