So, the past two weeks have been subject to all kinds of mercurial activity. Like usual, we’ve all been incredibly occupied with our commitments and goals; which can produce soporific effects at times…especially if one is laying supine while working on Hookit…
Last weekend Oliver, Corey and myself attended the Seismic US Open in Oceanside, which was my first slalom skate experience. We all enjoyed ourselves and were able to network with locals and greats of the slalom community. It was a fantastic experience.
Unfortunately, this week did not follow a similar, jovial pattern. Our class has been downsized to half in a matter of 36 hours, which seemed quite capricious. In all honesty, I am not entirely confident I will pass the internship on BambooSK8’s quantitative (and sometimes pedantic) standards either.
However, whatever the result may be, I feel this internship was rather fortuitous. Since I lack experience in the action sports industry, I am very grateful I was chosen to be apart of Class 13. Having contributed a lot of hard work, stress and sleepless nights, I have learned a tremendous amount. I also consider myself so lucky to be in the company of like-minded, talented, smart and terrifically versatile individuals. I have learned significantly more than I had ever anticipated and have grown so much in these few months.
Because of this, I consider this internship a personal success and feel the slow erosion of my own diffidence with this industry. Myself, Corey and Jacob will continue pursuing our respective goals to the best of our abilities these next four weeks. Collectively, I know we have a lot to accomplish, but it’s important not to lose perspective. We have also accomplished quite a bit professionally and personally, and for that, we should all be so very proud of our successes.