So close, no matter how far..we live it our way.. Forever trusting who we are .. Nothing else matters..
In order to succeed and have realistic goals you have to set your expectations for what those goals will bring to the table. The things that have always been a big part of my success in setting goals are ambition, determination, my imagination, and my love of life itself. I recently went through a time when I let my guard down. All those things that have taken me as far as they have faded away. It was time to take a long hard look at life and the great things that have come along with it. We all have times when we want to quit, times when the future looks grim, times when we just don’t want to go on. But, then we wake up and realize what is in front of us.
In the past year I finally finished one of my goals. I got my car done and did it the way I wanted to do it. Not how everyone else wanted me to do it. And, I built a car with a completely different purpose then any car I ever built before. Building the CTR taught me a lot of things. And, I built it during a pretty tough time in my life. The car was an escape from reality for me. It kept me motivated and on my toes. Looking at the car every day is a constant reminder that I can do it! I can do anything I set my mind to in life, and nothing and no one will ever stop me.
But, what is next for me? Many things are in store for me in the next year. There are many changes to come, good and bad. Part of getting what you want is battling through the bad to get to the good things in life. I am going to take a step back, and go back to the beginning. I was once a young kid standing on the side of the quarter mile with a smurk on their face. I knew what I wanted that first time I saw the pavement in person. That goal was never fully achieved. I will build another car. Can you guess what its purpose will be? I think that one sweet spot that was put on the back burner in this industry lately is drag racing. I think almost every person that I have become aquatinted with in the industry started at that very place that has temporarily been forgotten. Eyes all focused to others ventures in racing lately, and sadly any good events are hard to come by. Will it make a comeback anytime soon? I think so! I don’t think I’m the only one who wants to go back to the beginning of this culture that has now been created. This is the time where I go to the drawing boards and get what I want organized. The first step in ever getting what you want is trying.
It’s been a little over a month since I have updated everyone. I have been doing a lot during this time to get back to normal. I don’t think I ever realized what pain this accident caused me. Mentally and physically. I am on my way back to my usual madness soon.
The past month marked the annual all Honda meet at Eibach. This has always been more about seeing the friends and family I have that all come together from all places in the county at the same place every year. I drug my ass out there even though I could barely drive my own car thanks to my arm injury from my car accident. I struggled just to put my car in reverse and park it neatly inside the parking lot for the meet. I spent most of the day with the guys at the BDL Industries booth just laying low in the shade enjoying the day. I think the only time I moved was when Brandon from Skunk2 managed to track me down for a quick interview for a video he was working on for them. I realized that day, I took for granted that I could just jump in the car anytime for one of the meets and have a good time with out a worry in the world. This time around I paid the price. I left the meet that day in pain from the drive there. The very thing I love the most was painful. So much for taking a random drive to relieve my stress!
I didn’t take any photos as usual, so I have a few from the friends that were nice enough to send them my way. Thanks guys!
And, be sure to check out the video of the “Elite” from Skunk2 at the Eibach meet: http://cms.skunk2.com/id/479/The-Honda-Elite-Video-Inside/