When our son was completely into extreme skating, we invested in a skate park, thinking he would teach summer skate camps, work there during the summer, skate there for free, an investment in his sport he was so accomplished in for the future, in case this venture actually made money, it would be a fun investment for him, for his sport.
Then after 5+ years of skating, he gave it up. We were stunned, disappointed doesn't even begin to explain our feelings. Now he has taken up Paintball as a sport. I call it an expensive hobby. I am not investing in any paintball arenas. I miss extreme skating, as weird as that sounds. We would drive several states, looking for new outdoor concrete skate parks, indoor skate parks. We drove 4 hours every weekend to Winthrop because they had a great indoor skate park with owner/skaters that would help the skaters.
Now, I just feel like I am raising a 'sniper'. He is obsessed with paintballing, sits and reads paintballing magazines for hours. Studies paintballing videos. So, trying to be supportive (but not to the extreme of an investor), helped him design a logo for his T-shirts for his upcoming tournament (novice/13 and under). I am proud of him for taking on those challenges. But concerned about the aspect of him 'shooting something'. Well, maybe he can have a career in the FBI? Here he is with a Team Regime team member picking out logos for their T-shirts. (Reid, the other kid, Matt's best friend, and the cutest kid I have ever encountered). They all are paintballers. They love it. And they are challenged.
And I took it upon myself today to design my own version for Team Regime logo today (I do have a fetish about that little 'shape' this month).
I played Pixel Pusher the other night while the 'Team Regime' members were here designing their logo, having me change colors, move type, change the font. This is their favorite that they designed and will be on their tournament T-shirt.