Beastmaster – True Makio. Photo by Jana Anderson (his wife)
As I have hussled through by busy week, been stuck responding to owner’s reps/architects all day long, having to meet deadlines, working 60+hr weeks which never allow me to see the sun for more than 5 minutes during the day, I come to realize over and over how much of a release it is for me to put my blades on and roll. It has gone from a hobby to an obsession to a crutch and then back again many times over the 12 years that I have rollerbladed. It makes me who I am. It affects my decisions and the way I look at things not only in my free time but in my professional life as well. It has been the basis of where I go on vacations, what I save my money for and who I become friends with. Rollerblading to me is one of the most influential things in my life. Some call it a sport, others a life style. But all and all it really is who I am. A Blader.
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