If someone where to ask me to describe myself, yoyoing would be top of my list. It has changed me, helped me, and defined me. I always used to worry about fitting in, and worried about how other people viewed me, and who viewed me. I cared what you thought about me only if you “mattered”. The people that “mattered”, shouldn’t, not to anyone. Whoever takes the time to accept, identify with, understand, and treat everyone with kindness matters.
Yoyoing was the first step to identifying who I am, and is the pedestal to which I hold my standards. The kindness with which I was met by fellow yoyoers was amazing, and made me realize that that was the way you should treat people. Everyone on this forum is different, everyone. Personalities, backgrounds, problems, we’re all different. However, we are bound by something special that makes us realize that we’re nearly all the same.
I’m going through some really tough times, and yoyoing brings me down to Earth. It is my form of prayer, meditation, or reflection. It is always there for me to pick up, no matter where I am, and is a constant that I can rely on in my hectic world. I’ve been sick and tired of being held back by people, finances, and other circumstances. It allows me to progress at my own pace, without any factors that I can’t control to hold me back. If I want to get better at yoyoing, I will. There’s nothing that can stop me from doing that. I don’t know who I can rely on right now, be it family or friends, but there is one thing I can: the yoyo.