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Shifting

I feel like I’ve been shifting a lot lately. Shifting meaning that I’m not doing what I was doing last year. Around this time last year, I was realizing that I wanted to get into the skateboard industry. Now that I’m at the front door and have been let inside, there are a bunch of rooms that I can go into (read as brands), but I need to get an invitation/ my network inside the house needs to be a lot better. All I wanted to do last year was just skateboard. Now when I go skate, I just end up doing the filming. It’s not a bad thing since I’m making zines and trying to shoot photos all the time, but I just miss being able to skate.

I know that at the beginning of this typography blog, there was going to have to be some sacrifices and that sacrifice was mainly going to be running and skateboarding. As I sat there today watching all these kids throw themselves down a 5 stair, at no point of time did I feel like I wanted huck myself down the set. It was also cold and it was night time and I’m not a fan of that combination duo. However, I still want to skate, but I just don’t want to feel that I always have to film. I want to be able to skate to just skate.

It’s an interesting development right now. I’m not really bugging on it too badly, but I think it’s also because I’m tired right now. I’ve been in the cold for the last 6 hours. I wish I could have at least jumped down the set once, but the problem is that I have to warm up and if I’m not warm right out the doors of the subway, I don’t even want to try.

Anywho, went on a date yesterday. Fun time, just not exactly the right type. Cool person, but just not that attracted. Dating apps are so interesting. I’m on a different app and I’ve matched several times already and am talking to different people.

It’s strange, I never thought of myself as the guy or the friend who is just always going out with different people or the uncle or cousin that lives in NYC, but I’m slowly becoming that person.

This is interesting to me because I’m thinking about a line that Darren Hardy said when he was trying to find a partner which is, he had to become like the person or have similar traits to the person that he wanted to have as a partner. In that same vein, I feel like I’m doing the same. Not just in love, but also in life. I want to be a successful designer so I’ve changed my habits my forcing myself to make something everyday. I’ve randomly decided to just start dating again so that at least when I’m older, I don’t regret not doing so.

Fake it until you become it. Aim to become what you seek.

Dam, life is fun.

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Bradley Afroilan