"I feel like my life has taken a turn. I’m heading down a road I’ve never been on before. Nothing is familiar. The signs don’t make sense. Do I get off the road, or do I keep riding? Do I go alone or take others with me? Who do I trust for the journey? I now understand why being a leader requires isolation. I have to remove myself from those whose lives were affected by my decisions. Those I love as well as those I hate. It’s getting more and more difficult to be a brother when my decisions are the ones a father has to make. By the time you’re old enough to make sense of this life, you’ll know everything about me— the things I’m proud of and the things I regret— and then you’ll be faced with your own decisions. And as much as I want to help you, tell you what to do, those choices will be yours alone. The only advice I can give you, sons, is to examine who you are as men. Figure out what’s important to you. Know yourselves. Don’t be swayed by fear or history or the opinions of outsiders. Find your own truth. It will lead you to the things you love."
- Jackson Teller
There’s a storm inside of us,
I’ve heard many team guys speak of this.
An unrelenting desire to push your self harder and farther than anyone could think possible.
It pushes us into those cold dark corners,
Where the bad things live,
Where the bad things fight.
We wanted that fight at the highest volume.
A loud fight.
The loudest, coldest, darkest most unpleasant of the unpleasant fight
your sad, lonely winter is creeping in on you, and your stories will grow cold and old with the season.
the hype won’t quit