my initials are BA. stands for badass




I sprained my ankle skateboarding today.

3 good things

  1. It’s not broken. I can walk on it kind of. It’s still bruised, but i can also bike

  2. Got to shred. Landed an impossible on the A Frame at the park 5 times, landed the impossible up the small euro gap twice, did a heelflip up it twice, did a heelflip on the big euro in two tries. It was such a good session. Kickflipped the 3 stair in 2 tries. I was even trying half cab heel into the large bank. Idk why I thought it was a good idea. I kept sticking it and never in my head did I think I was going to sprain my ankle. It kind of goes with the whole, there are so many reasons why I shouldn’t do this trick, but the one reason, the land is the reason I should be doing it. It’s interesting because I’ve been thinking this way a lot lately when it comes to design and also when it comes to just going after things. It’s made me think about when I started this blog all over again. Main reasons was so that I could actually get a full time job so that this fear, the fear of not having health insurance, would never be a bother. But here I am. In New York City. Sprained ankle and I still need to work. It’s a bit sad and scary that this has happened. But this is also the first time that I get to approach a low/ injury with, what can I learn from this? Rather than saying, why me. I’m not sure what I can learn from this to be honest. There was nothing that I could do to prevent it besides not doing the trick. I wasn’t super excited like I was the last time I sprained my right ankle. I just hope that this goes away super quick.

  3. I’m grateful to have friends out here. I’m grateful that I’m not alone here in NYC. That at least there are people here who do care a bit more than the average stranger.

So I was able to work a bit more on this application. Writing is the hard part. Designing this shouldn’t be too hard, but now I only have about a week to do it. Tomorrow I have to shoot photos that I hoped I was going to have done on Saturday. I was supposed to talk to two friends today, but once again, rescheduling keeps happening. I’m tired of it. I don’t want to waste my time waiting for people anymore either. But at the same time, what can I do.

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Bradley Afroilan