I always liked martial arts and when I was smaller I did a little bit of this and a little bit of that but nothing sticked.
All my friends were playing football so I tried that and realized very fast that this is no sport for me.
I had exaclty 0/10 fun.
Especially while I just started they were already playing for some time and the trainer would have to put me to the "bambinos". An insult when you are 8.
Basketball was a sport I really enjoyed for some time but the sport which caught me was skateboarding.
I liked everything about it. From actual skating over watching 411 tapes with friends to the cloths.
This was more than a sport. It was a lifestyle.
After that came Muay Thai. Totally different but I loved it as well and still do even if I dont train anymore.
While for some martial arts can be a lifestyle, it was never for me somehow.
Especially in BJJ you meet people who choose that as their lifestyle and to be honest I am a bit jelous.
Not sure if a lifestyle catches you and you just want to ride with it or if you work your way into it....
After thinking over that for a couple of minutes I actually think you work your way into it and it becomes kind of a circle.
You meet new friends, you train together, you talk about your sport and everything is fun and you look forward to train again...
You motivate each other in the lows and push each other to higher highs.