A question that I thought of today that I wondered if it was a question that others in the yoyo world often pondered on.
The yoyo world is made up of people of all ages, young and old, who all have been yoyoing anywhere from their whole life as early as they could walk, to only a matter of days. Its probably one of the most vast communities in terms of ages and years of experience in the world I feel.
I look at all of the newer players rising up the ranks, and also the veteran players who have been at the top of their game for a while, and the even older players who perhaps aren’t considered top players anymore, but have continued to yoyo well into their adult lives. As I look at these people, I look at myself: a yoyoer in her late 20’s, not the oldest, but not the youngest, but I ask myself: “How long will I be doing this for?”
I remember some of the top players during when I was more active in the community, and I notice that some are still around, and some have seemed to vanish. Obviously, life throws things at you, and people lose interest, get busy with work/school/whatever else. And as much as I think many of us want to think that we will truly forever be yoyoing, I wonder how many of us actually will? Some of us may decide to casually yoyo and stay among the community, others will continue to compete well into later years, it varies.
What do you think? Do you see yourself forever yoyoing? Forever creating? Or will you casually pick up a yoyo now and again in your later years, or perhaps phase out of it completely?
For myself, I feel that yoyoing will always be something that I will do in my free time. Even when I left the community scene for a few years, I still kept my yoyo’s around and took one out every once in a while. Perhaps I might phase out of the scene again wherever life takes me, work, relationships, possibly family in the future who knows?
I am very interested to see what the rest of you think!