Bust A Move are posts focused on what Tyler and Megan are thinking and learning before, during and after their move to another country.
Hello, my name is Tyler and I'm addicted to football.
And not even the "beautiful-game" version that 90% of the world could get behind…I'm talking the one that kinda proves Americans have blood lust.
I currently subscribe to 3 football podcasts, which results in me listening to nearly 6 hours a week of people speculating about football ONLY TO THEN read another hour of speculation that consists almost entirely of what I just listened to. And that's the off season…
During the season on a Sunday, I'll refuse to leave the couch for up to 10 hours for fear of missing something I'd be bale to watch later on Sports Center anyway (RED ZONE, BABY!)
However, Megan brought up something interesting while I was binge watching the Playoffs—"When we met, I don't remember you even watching football." And you know what...she's right. I know she's right because the year before I met her, I didn't even watch the Super Bowl.
Back then, my life was basically at an intersection of uncertainty and excitement. I had no idea what I wanted, but I didn't have time for things like football because I was too busy creating stuff and trying to figure out what that thing was.
8 years later, I have more security and scope than I ever have before. I've found a career where I can at least act like I know what I'm doing, have an awesome wife, a cool dog, a sweet house and all the other things you see in sitcoms. But I've also stopped creating for me. I stopped trying to figure out what I wanted to do as soon as I found what I was able to do.
Football is basically a fill-in for when I'm being creatively lazy. It was scared uncertainty that pushed me to write for hours for nothing more than the opportunity to do it. And I'm not naive enough to think years of lazy habits will magically revert back to how it used to be just because I'm not listening to opinions about how the LA Rams' rookie quarterback will play…but who knows…it can't hurt.
Plus, I already know the Rams' rookie quarterback is a BUM!
You can read about all 5 reasons I'm glad I'm leaving here.
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