I love football. It’s a very important part of my life and earth is simply a massive football pitch in my opinion. If you have a ball you can train anywhere. More than that – you can invent tricks and challenge yourself against natural obstacles of our everyday environment. When I travel abroad I always think about football and sometimes I have a chance to do something about that. Here’s a video from my trip to California. I brought my football kit, my club flag, bought Mexican league football and tried to do several around the world tricks on the sand. Honestly, it was much more difficult than I expected it to be. Probably I was overconfident, which wouldn’t be the first time I fall into this trap. Anyway, let’s call it a lack of preparation.
It was difficult for several reasons. I was exhausted because of 2 weeks constant travel in Nevada and California. I was moving to the new location every single day by using public transport and I had to carry all my luggage longer than I wished for. It wasn’t the smartest decision to travel like that, but I wanted to do a lot with a limited budget in a really short period of time. And I truly succeeded on my biggest travel goals:
I attended an amazing business coaching event in Las Vegas, I was watching LA Lakers game versus Chicago Bulls at Staples Center Arena, I touched the Pacific ocean, I met nice people, I was training at Santa Monica beach, I was visiting museums, I experienced an impressive tailgating event right before American football match and finally I reached a beautiful place called Long Beach. That’s where I was shooting this video.
I was exhausted but happy. Unfortunately, I have lost my toenail because of the sand on the beach at the very beginning of the filming process. It was damaged a few months earlier and it went off at the worst moment possible. My bare feet weren’t used to the ball, the sand ripped my toenail and it was bleeding. Balancing a body on the sand while dribbling is the challenge itself, but doing around the world trick is even more difficult. I couldn’t do it the way I intended to but I am pretty happy with the result.
You know, I truly believe that planet Earth is simply a massive football pitch with few obstacles on it. That’s metaphorical statement, but in my opinion, serious football players would agree with me. And I hope this short blog post is stimulating creativity in the minds of my readers (if I have any). Or at least to be inspiring or tempting to find their own path to satisfaction through self-awareness and creative action.
I would appreciate your feedback on this video as it is going to help me with my future projects.
I love sharing stuff on Facebook when I am in the right mood and actually I am getting this kind of mood more and more often these days because it allows me to stay away from behaviours that stimulate my loneliness and craziness. So communicating with other human beings online isn’t a bad thing especially when you have mutual interests and habits. If you love football as much as I do you are very welcome to join my Facebook group named Amazing Football Moments. Once you join you are welcome to share videos of awesome football skills, funny in-game situations and other things related to football. Let’s have fun there! The bigger the community – the better 😉