I can say with no uncertainty that 2012 has been the worst year of my life. Through the loss of a decade long relationship, my skateboard got me through the pain. Its not the first time skateboarding has been there for me, it will not be the last, but this year it has been my most significant life raft.
I’m ending this year with a broken deck at my favorite park in Logan Square. I know its a sh*t hole and all the local kids (that don’t skate) treat it as their personal toilet. This is what we’ve got Chicago! When it rains or snows, Logan’s got you covered! Close to the train, bus, and some excellent Vegan friendly establishments!
Chicago and Me might be parting ways. I love this city and have spent most everyday of my adult life skating it’s streets. All things come to an end, often when you least expect. Anyone who has skated for long knows this. Epic spots, a hard slam that felt like a make, friends who “used to skate” and grew up. Life isn’t going to wait, so get out every day you can and ride your board. Here is to new spots, new people, and to the best year to come, 2013. SKATE EVERY DAY!!!