how can one be a sponsor of UA when you still are an uber?
I am sooooooooooooooo happy to have you back KW!
However - I have never and I never said that Michelle didn't have any competition or said that they had no good points. I just implied it... very different.
Sponsors? What do we need sponsors for? It's swell being an uber!
Nothing wrong with being a fan. And dare I say it, nothing wrong with being an uberfan, as long as you don't do anything dangerous.
Personally, I try to stay out of the territory because in the past, I've had a taste of it. I know what it's like. This was when I was much younger, mind you, and it was not skating-related. Now, this has been my personal experience and it may or may not match yours. Here goes:
I hate the feeling. It's terrible. It consumes you, it can even BECOME you at times. When I allowed myself to cross that line, go off the deep end, it's like I was never happy. Sometimes it consumed almost my every thought. When I felt a real opportunity I barely got any sleep...and when it became clear that I could not make my wish happen, it was crushing. It was like my world had stopped. This stuff makes you desperate, makes you do stupid, irrational things, makes you have lofty expectations which have next to zero chance of being fulfilled...ugh. Damn, you can see why I hate uberfandom so much...I went through it myself and I don't wish it on anyone. I just want to live my life and reach for what I can grab.
I think anyone who has met a girl (or guy) that really rocks their world, but the feeling is not mutual, knows what I'm talking about here- although that's not what I was describing above. But the feeling is the same.
Since then, I've been able to keep things under control, keep my feet on the ground for the most part. Recently though I nearly came to blows with this issue again, but after some time I think I've pried myself free. Normally everything is just fine...but once in a blue moon, it can threaten to pull you in...and sometimes it just has to be fought off.
Last edited by R.D.; 12-04-2010 at 03:48 PM.
one of these days she'll get over it...there's that withdrawal period where you're all cranky and stuff...but if you make it...you'll change that username
But I do understand addiction - I experience it everytime I enter a shoe store... Can't we all just have fun and enjoy posting?