So you're in your mid 20's and life starts kicking you're ass any chance it gets. It happens. It's inevitable. Things start to get in the way of skating everyday. Plus ya know... you're not 15 anymore. You get tired quicker. After working 10-12 hours a day, 40+ hours a week, sometimes skateboarding isn't the first thing you want to rush out and go do.
I'll admit that I don't skate as much as I used to, but everyone has their own lives and their own responsibilities. Now, having 3 jobs, a son, a girlfriend and a band can get hard to handle at times. It takes up a lot of time! So i dont get to see my friends that i grew up skating much. That's where "you don't skate anymore" comes into play.
Just because they don't see me skating doesn't mean that I dont. I'd like to think that they are just giving me a hard time, but my best friends are assholes, and I love them for that! Wanna know the best part about being a skateboarder in your mid 20's? Ya get to skate whenever the fuck you want to! Not because your friends tell you to! Would I rather be in a 2 door car driving 3 hours to go skate with all my friends? You bet your sweet ass I would! Maybe it's not even "wanting" to skate anymore, than it is "having" to. You don't have a choice anymore. The skateboarder inside of you is always going to count the stairs you're walking up and then turn around and think "someone should smith this rail". It's just how it goes.
Nowadays I'm not jumping down gaps or stairs(that shit hurts, dummy!) I'm usually skating around the local skate park or school parking lot(when i get the time). Flat ground and quarter pipes have become my new favorite things to skate. Ya don't gotta do nothing but cruise around and you can still grind a bunch of shit... I mean, I can't because I suck, but some people can and that's pretty cool! Anyways, my point is go skate whenever you get the chance. It doesn't matter if it's for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Grab your personal roller coaster and just go, and thank your lucky stars that some idiot a bunch of years ago thought it was a good idea to strap some roller skates on a piece of wood and ride it around.
P.s. Work sucks.