This is the beginning of a series where I will be sharing my progress with skateboarding and start to bring other people and stories into the learning journey. I hope you enjoy Session #1.
We decided not to go to Germany. The reward for the risk was not clear enough for us.
We have this saying in our family, “We just need to get to….” It tends to show up when someone, usually Kieran and sometimes me, is overly excited or nervous…
This journey is not just about what I learned from Kieran, more importantly, it is what we have learned together and as a family. It is fun to see Kieran apply tools that we have had a conversations about and practiced together.
This was not the future we envisioned or dreamed of for our child. What we had taken for granted was no longer certain. In fact, we were being told by the experts that it was not possible. People where telling us to give up, to let go.
The diagnosis of our unborn baby was a tornado that came out of nowhere and changed that. We had no warning, no preparation, and no knowledge of what that tornado was. It felt like a freight train coming right at us so loud I could not hear any other noise. The tornado made a direct hit. Everything was wiped away except for the two of us standing looking around asking ourselves, “What do we do now?”
Kieran teaching me how to “drop in” skateboarding for the first time. Check out the video.
I learned more in the first minute of Kieran’s life than I learned the rest of my life combined. To get what we want, we must step into what we fear most. Expose ourselves to the world so that we can connect as humans to align and support each other to achieve what we say we want most, whatever that is for each of us. It begins with each of us.
I decided that I really needed to reboot my body to be able to keep up with Kieran and to keep participating in the activities that I love for the rest of my life.