I always wanted to be a young dad. I met my wife and everything was falling into place. It was the right move for me. I was 23 when we had Marek, pretty young to be learning to manage my riding and my career in unison with raising a baby. We created a routine to keep things in order. It was a change for me going from no real structure, just doing whatever I wanted, to having a lot more responsibilities, a family to take care of. Life is more real than it’s ever been. I’m going to ride for my family and provide for them, do the best I can. Now Marek is 3 and he’s so much fun. Every morning, every night, no matter what kind of day or how I did at an event, I have so much more for me at home with my family. Life is not just tunnel vision on wakeboarding. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still massively driven, but I can turn it off and on a lot easier now.