My earliest memory is getting knocked down.
I was born into a hot day a few days after the United State’s Independence Day from Ellicott City, MD. I’ve never stopped sweating since.
As I ran up and down culdesacs early in life, I always found meaning in learning. I quickly picked up math and science and found comfort in trying every extracurricular I could handle: Boy Scouts, Ninjutsu, Music, any I could find. It’s almost as if I was trained to be a plate-spinner.
Soon enough, I found solace on the skateboard. My best friends kicked and pushed until we dropped. If you’re diligent, you might even find my skate video. You’ll have to work at it, though.
After I subluxated my shoulder on a snowboard, I learned to say goodbye to my first love. While reflecting on my short career, I learned many lessons:
the support of counterculture,
and the spiritual release of a good mosh pit.
Trust me on that last one.