What I Do For Fun


I have been skateboarding since I was 10 years old. Being able to do cool skateboard tricks is fun and feels amazing, but what I love even more is the social aspect of skateboarding. Whether it’s lining up in front of a spot taking turns skating it or just sitting on our boards talking, its always a great time. I am forever grateful for skateboarding.


I love the ocean and the feeling of being in it. I first got into the sport with my brother and friends from around the neighborhood. To this day, I can still vividly remember the first good wave I surfed at Mondos beach in Ventura, CA. This summer I have gotten a lot better and now mostly surf at Port Hueneme Beach. Here’s a video my friends and I put together surfing at Port Hueneme Beach.


I started running two years ago after deciding I wanted to be able to run a 6-minute mile. After accomplishing this, I started listening to David Goggins’ book “Can’t Hurt Me” and got into running long distances. I set a goal of running a marathon by the age of twenty-one and ended up running it the day before my birthday. Since then, I accomplished another goal of running a 5 minute 30 second mile. Recently, I paced the second half of one of my best friends first marathon. Here’s a picture from that.


Snowboarding is the sport I have gotten into the most recently, but it is already my favorite. I love the way it combines the feeling of skateboarding and surfing in its own unique way. My favorite resort is Northstar, but Kirkwood is a close second.


Over the last year I have been collecting books and reading them. I love to learn new things. My favorite book is The Defining Decade by Meg Jay. The Defining Decade is about how it has become normal to see your twenties as being an expendable period of time in which you should look to explore the world and have fun, but the author disagrees with this notion. Meg Jay lays out the many ways you need to take advantage of your twenties such as building identity capitol in progressing in your career, taking relationships seriously, and building your family intentionally. Right now I am reading Dorkismo by Maria Bustillos. Dorkismo is about channeling your inner dork because it makes the world around you so much more fun and feel very freeing.