Freedom Skate Day 5: True Freedom

Sept. 10, 2010

Dillon and I had a very deep conversation last night about the expectations we had for this tour when we began. I realized something: I’ve had to give up some of my original expectations for what this trip will be for me personally. That’s ok. It’s what it needs to be. This video explains it all:

BTW: I wanted to thank my new friend Salvatore Naimo, owner of Cavallo’s Pizzeria (324 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001, (212) 244-2012). He was kind enough to pull me into the diner and offer Dillon and I some free pizza and a bunch of free bottles of water, when we were skating through NYC on Friday. The pizza was great and really hit the spot. Plus: we got to talk about Salvador’s experience when Bono from U2 came to visit the pizzeria. Here’s a cool pic of Salvador and me:


4 Responses to “Freedom Skate Day 5: True Freedom”

  • avatar Bill Welsh:

    Austin I like the part about being a slave to your emotions. I had never thought about that before, thanks for Insight(pun intended)!!! Great job and enjoy the USA

    • avatar Austin:


      I think I discovered that distinction when I realized that some of my greatest dreams will never be achieved, if all I do is live for the moment. Living in the moment – that’s a different story. BTW: I think a well placed pun can never hurt! But a poorly placed pun might make me want to skate into a river! 😉

  • Thanks for sharing this Austin. I am sure you will have many new reflections on old thoughts and even some paradigm shifts on your journey. Thanks for being authentic and letting us know what it means to you. I can’t wait to see what unfolds next!
    Hugs from your InSights support network…

    • avatar Austin:

      Thanks Sandi! I have to be authentic. I’d have to answer to you, if I wasn’t! 😉 I’m glad I’ve still got you guys back there. This journey never even would have popped into my mind if it wasn’t for Insights.

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