The Beginning of the End

Well its official, I am now a High school graduate of Southern High School. The class of 2012 is the 61’st class to graduate under our new principle Mr. Hibbert. Its been a long 4 years…but a long 12, 13 if ya’ throw in head start. It feels like I have been in school forever. Basically my whole life, but now…now I’m a free man about to do my thing in life.

I still remember the first day of school when my dad walked me in and showed me to the teachers. I started to cry when he walked away. I still remember the first day of middle school, my neighbor “Yari” and I walked in and approached our asshole of a math teacher asking if this is the right team. I also still remember the first day of high school, my homie Dakotah and I rolled up in Southern amazed by all of the other students trying to make our way through the crowded halls. It feels like this all happened yesterday but now look at me, all grown and out of school.

I’m still stunned that I even got to this point just for the simple fact that I cruised my whole senior year just sitting in class writing random crap and get good grades. I had a slight feeling I wasn’t gonna make it but I pulled through last minute and got my sh*t together. Now here I am with a diploma with my name on it and a cap and gown hanging up in my room. What a wonderful feeling that is.

Now that I am done with my free education, its time to move on up to my post secondary education and get my move on in life. I’m still going to skate, draw, and do all the other crap I enjoy doing in life and hope for the best.

To end this post I would like to quote a favorite hip-hop artist of mine.

“They say that life is what you make it, so what you been creating on yo’ free time” – Big K.R.I.T.

This ends my May Post…Check out what I got going on in the next few weeks. I’m gonna get a “Real World” series going. Holla!

PS. Shout out the Class of 2012!

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Red Bull Manny Mania

So just yesterday on May the 14th, I competed in the Red Bull Manny Mania, which is a skateboarding contest that is held every year is different cities. This was my first ever contest that I have entered and I was super nervous. Just to give you a little description of what the contest is about, it is a contest where you have to do manuels during the whole time you are skating. I would go into some detail on how the contest works but I’ll just leave you with a video to find out for yourself.

Anyways I was super stoked that I got to enter, although I had to wait on my father to come up there and help sign me up since I was under the age of 18, but the feeling I got  sitting there waiting for my round or what they called “heat” to come up was nerve racking. I was in the last heat and I had enough time to practice in between heats. When it came up for my heat to go I went for it, I threw down every trick that came to my head. That hard part was trying to think of what trick to do after you landed one. To add to all of that we only had 8 minutes. So in those 6 minutes I was sweating hard, breathing hard and thinking my hardest. I land some pretty good tricks and got a lot of props from the crowd cheering me on and stuff. But sadly, I didn’t make it to the final round.

It was a pretty good experience, I just can’t wait for next year so I can compete again.

I leave you with this video of the Red Bull Manny Mania 2010 World Finals 2010. Its the same kind of skating I went through just with the world finalist.