Behind the Journey RSS
It has come to my attention that a World Famous BMX athlete, 24 time X Games medalist, MTV host, husband and father of 2, Dave Mirra was found dead, by way of suicide, at the young age of 41.
This story has sparked a few negative comments after we posted about it on our Facebook page. People were commenting that they "don't feel badly for him and he couldn't have lived 10 days in their shoes", "what could he possibly be so depressed about, he had everything, money, fame, etc"? It takes me back to when we all heard Robin Williams took his own life.
Just because it looks to the World on the outside that someone's life is amazing, we never truly will ever know what happens or had happened behind closed doors to spark some series of depression or sadness. I find it hard to believe that people nowadays, would dare to compare their lives to someone else's and say that one person could never walk a mile in their shoes. It's just ridiculous to me.
This past weekend we were at our first show of the year down in DC at the DC Tattoo Convention. Both of us wound up with terrible colds, throwing us off our game a little, but like they say, "the show must go on"! The show did, in fact, go on. We struggled through setting up and a typical slower Friday, and managed to smile through feeling like hell to spread the word about our brand.
After a sleepless night (one can't sleep if one can't breathe) Saturday I was at my worst, While downing Musinex, vitamins and orange juice so we could actually speak to customers and breathe, we again managed to talk to people and inspire them about our brand and our mission. We met several people who were return customers with stories of how simply wearing our shirt or hat changed their lives, their day and their outlook.
Okay, so I know this is a little later than my normal blogs about a past event, but it was definitely hard to get back into work mode after a "work-acation..yes, work/vacation rolled up into one. Especially one that involved a total of 37 hours of driving, 3 and a half days lounging by a pool, 1 night relaxing in a spa with wine, and 3 days of craziness at a tattoo convention!!! Once we finally got to West Palm Beach, we checked into our hotel and immediately ran out to the pool to relax, catch some rays and unwind from the 17 hour drive.
I cannot even say how grateful WE are to everyone who supports Fukitt and our mission, but even a bigger thank you to those of you who shared your stories of pain and suicidal thoughts and how we (Fukitt and our mission) has saved them in those dark, sad times.There are so many touching stories this weekend that brought us and the people sharing their stories with us to tears. So, what I'm going to do is write about some of those stories today and some tomorrow, which really hit home with us and caused tears. Everyone's story is important to us, everyone's struggle is important to be heard, but these are just some that stuck out.
We have always gotten a lot of love from the folks in Atlantic City, so when we heard there was a Seafood Festival, we decided to venture down the Parkway and try our hand at it. Fukitt, phonetically pronounced "foo-kit", NOT fuck it as everyone thinks, was well received once again, from all ages and walks of life. I started our very windy Saturday morning meeting our newest sales representative, Michael Gesso, a professional motorcross racer (Jack met him the weekend before at the Wildwood Tattoo Convention, who walked into the booth and got infected with Fukitt and our mission, and...
- Atlantic City
- Beer Fest
- Beer Festival
- Gold Medal
- Mission Statement
- Music Festival
- New Jersey
- New Year
- New York
- Seafood Festival
- St. Patrick's Day
- Suicide Awareness
- Suicide Prevention
- Tattoo Convention
- Wine Festival