My experience goes back to 2015. I was at Electric Forest in Rothbury Michigan when I saw my first slackline. I of course gave it a shot and im sure you know how it went. Fast forward to the fall of 2015 and I send out a post on the EF subreddit asking if any forest fam attended my university (GVSU in Michigan). One guy name Matt responded and we exchanged numbers. We eventually met up and got to know eachother and he turned out to be someone who slacked. We set up his line and I was instantly addicted. Slacklining gave me a challenge and I had to accept. I never felt so focused. I was so sore the next day too which, I wasn’t aware of how amazing the workout is mentally and physically. Anyway, nowadays I’m incredibly comfortable and stepped foot on a longline a few times and felt that same challenge present itself again. Slacking has given me insights about who I am. I admit my ego fueled it in the beginning. I thought I was cool for being someone who could slackline. I came to terms with that and ran away from that mindset and turned it into the transformative experience that it is. I’ve always been grateful for Matt. He opened the door to my college experience and also made a deep imprint on my spiritual journey and for that i’ll be forever grateful, because it let me here and to Breathe Fest. I still have so much to learn!