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Learning something new...

So today I learned how to ride a skateboard (not well, but its a start). A very good friend convinced me to skate down to the beach and play smashball. I decided, what the hell, you only live once. I was super rocky at first, but then got the hang of it after a while. I think persistence is key. Just keep getting on the board after falling over or off the nose from poor balance.

I know some of you are saying, "Really, you live in california and you can't ride a skateboard?". The answer is up til yesterday, no. I am 39 years old and there are things I haven't done. Skydiving, surfing well, ridden a unicycle, and many others. I decided to write about it because the truth is you are only too set in your ways in your mind. If you think you can do something, then you can do it. Don't let age be a deciding factor for you, just get out there and try it. You might like it.

I am happy to say that I have no bruises, cuts scrapes or unnecessary visits to the hospital. Thanks to my friend and training, I am alive and well. I got to see an amazing sunset and had a great afternoon playing smashball in the process.

Until next time...



  1. Good for you Chad! And yes, I thought to myself "I'm surprised that Chad didn't grow up skateboarding". I used to skatebaord all the time when I was growing up. Way back when the boards were wooden and tiny! The boards my brother road a few years later were much easier and much more fun. As always thanks for sharing and inspiring us all to get out there and try something new.

    Much Love to You!



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