Mountain bikes are not cheap, and I am eternally grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to have a hobby that costs some money.
The people that bikes have led me to meet and the experiences that I have had have shaped who I am today. There are so many built-in expectations from society, and being in the woods, you can see that none of these are real or matter.
Stay off video games, watch as many different riders’ edits as possible for inspiration, and find the path that suits you. Study bikes; it’s so rewarding.