There is an entirely real possibility that, one day, you will stop caring about yoyoing.
“Not me!” you say. “Never! I wake up in the morning and before I roll out of bed I check YYE, I do tricks on the toilet, I design by BSTs on the bus. I could never get disconnected from yoyoing.”
Oh yes you can. There are people to whom it never happens, and there are people that never saw it coming. I started college two years ago and stopped yoyoing abruptly. Sure, I’d pick up a wheel and toss it around when I was thinking about a paper, or maybe I’d go outside on a really nice day, but yoyoing forums and all of the nonsense that comes with being super involved in yoyoing died away really quickly.
But the real gem of it all, the thing that I actually, truly miss, is the creativity.
I can’t manage to stand in a room alone and make a trick. Because yoyoing has become so distant for me, my attention span for it has plummeted dramatically. It’s not because I’m not involved in the forums, it’s because I’ve just found other things to do, and my life has gotten so busy that I don’t really have the disposable time to spend on yoyoing.
And so the lesson to pull out of this one, for you, the forum-visiting, new yoyo-buying, fancy-video making folks, is that, one day, you may get disenchanted with yoyoing. What to do now, while it still holds your attention, while it is still one of the most exciting things in your life, is to find the part of it that really matters. If it’s your community, hold on to that. If it’s the tricks, hold on to those. If it’s modding, stick with it. Because one day, you’ll be glad that you spent the time on that, and not the extra things that don’t matter to you.