Embrace the Suck

by Kitsbow Sherpa

And learn what it has to offer. 


Turd Sandwich 

Suffering, there’s no getting around it. And right now, we are in it. Our suffering may look different from each other, but we all have it, and we can all learn from it.

Nate Escoto, is a Kitsbow ambassador. He knows a fair bit about suffering, but it’s not who he is; however, it has helped to shape him into the passionate father, husband, and caring neighbor he truly is. 

As we look to find our own sense of purpose amidst this turd sandwich, Nate has wisdom to share:

I am most passionate about my family. I enjoy spending time with my two sons; Zane, 15 and Ian, 9, and teaching them to be warm and loving young men who ride their bikes and enjoy the outdoors.

The shelter-in-place laws have been a hard pill to swallow. Suddenly parks and trails are closed and riding is off-limits, but I understand the impact that we can all have on one another and it’s for the greater good that we follow the rules. We may even learn to embrace it, for however long it lasts.

Pain is a part of my everyday life. The best way for me to deal with chronic pain is to embrace the suck, and enjoy my uninvited guest and accept what it has to offer.

I try my best to flow with it and listen to what it says, as I have found that there is tremendous personal growth in dealing with discomfort.

Ultimately, we are all in this together. This is our common journey and it sucks, but we can learn from it if we are open.

We can also be grateful for this day, for today is a great one to be alive. Stay active, be kind, and have fun with the ones you love. This life is short, enjoy it.