by Austin

September 8, 2010

Sept. 7th, 2010

I’m writing this from the “Freedom Mobile” in a Wal-Mart parking-lot in Jersey City. Today was not extremely eventful or exciting. A bit of a let-down after yesterday’s antics (skating up 5th Avenue anyone?… Consider that foreshadowing for the video Dillon plans to post tomorrow). I think we’ll start posting skating vids on Wednesdays from now on. I spent most of today making phone calls and sending emails to setup meetings and/or presentations at future venues.

It’s funny: days like today seem so forgettable and useless sometimes, but I know that they can lead to opportunities that are more than just memorable. The moral of the story? Sometimes you just have to put your head down and do the work. It’s kind of like training for a “freedom skate” in poor weather and in a lackluster mood. It’s not exciting, and it’s not glamorous, but you do it anyway. You never know what it might lead to.

We’re filming my first interview for the documentary tomorrow. I expect that to be pretty sweet. I’ll keep you posted.


About the author 


From a 3412 mile inline skate across America for Freedom to a pilgrimage halfway around the world, speaker and life coach, Austin Szelkowski has lived an intrepid spiritual journey. Over the last 11 years, he has skated across a continent, built 3 successful businesses, been enlightened by a mind-bending spiritual awakening, and endured a terrifying dark night of the soul journey in 2017. His story brings courage in the darkest places – providing a sense of spiritual adventure and hope.

  • Hey brother!!! I’m very proud to know someone like you exists here on Earth!! I enjoyed our brief meeting and conversations in Detroit, it gives me hope for mankind and the planet as a whole!! It truly is people like you who give and spread hope to all they encounter! The world today is a brighter place because of the light you shine!!

  • Have fun Saturday Austin, will continue to pray for you and tell your Mama I said ” Hey ” . Hope she’ll remember me. God speed, but not too fast lol

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