Why are you doing this is something I have been asked a lot lately, my answer has been that “life is short”. But there is more to it than that, I have a lot of fear in me and it has prevented me from doing a lot of things, I really believe that the best way to experience life is to step out of your comfort zone and your consistent, secure environment. Your perspective changes, you get a better understanding of what people deal with and how others view the world and why.
You might think that is a deep concept for a person that is going to attempt to go watch a baseball game a day for 9 months, however I think there is a lot of relevance to why I am doing this. One friend said to me today, “You have courage my friend,” those kinds of statements I need to hear from time to time because it motivates me to continue, I have thought many times, “what in the hell are you doing!” that tape has played countless times in my head. Life is truly about the journey and if I am not willing to experience it, in all its many forms, I believe I will become stagnant and cynical about others, I think it was Casey Kasem that said, “Keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for the stars!” I think this is one of my attempts at reaching for the stars.
The one fear that I am getting over is failing, I have failed many times, I have done many dumb and boneheaded things and I have swore I wouldn’t do those things again, well I guess life would be pretty boring and uninteresting if you always played it safe.
Another reason why I am doing this is because I want to do something not many people would attempt to do, lots of people will daydream about it but very few will act on such goofy and fun thoughts, I just so happen to be in a position to be able to act and have just enough resources to make it for a few months, I am still raising money to do this, so buy one of my T-Shirts from me when I get my e-commerce portion of the website up.
I will talk more about the why in other posts! Please follow me on my social media sites and check in regularly to my website, which is a work in progress!
John “Baseball Buddha” Reimer