As the year 2018 is coming to an end, I thought it would be cool to have a small journey and take a look at this year, what has happened and what is yet to become. I don’t write about my personal stuff that much here so this is a sneak peek for that side of me also!
So starting at the beginning, this year has been quite a stormy ride (no pun intended)! I’ve gone through difficult times, good times and the amazing times.
Starting with the difficult times, I’ve really struggled with unemployment for a long time, it is still haunting me and although I did have some jobs, they just didn’t workout due to my depression and all that. So that is still an aspect I try to work and finding a job that I can do and make some sort of living with. Where as will that be Magic or something else, I don’t know yet. If any of you have some ideas, please do not hesitate to send me a message! Always looking for new ideas, especially if it has something to do with Magic.
Luckily, that was mostly all of the really bad times in this year! Now the good times then, well its super hard to put everything to words. But I guess if I try to summarize it would be: Meeting all of you awesome people (old and new), went to awesome GP:s, got tons of new foils, and just living my life, free and doing what I love!
It has been an honor meeting so many new people, not just in Helsinki but around Finland and around the World even. So for all of you who I’ve had the honor to meet, I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you ❤
Many of you have become my close friends and have stood by my side supporting when I was down. And that has been a HUGE booster and motivation for myself personally! But I especially wanna thank: Antti, Matias, Andrei, Teemu, Aleksi, Pekka, Ville, Tuomo, Joonas, Hannu and basically my best friend and bro, Jesse! (Even though he can be like a real jerk from time to times). And every other Finnish players that I forgot to mention!
Huge shout outs also to our amazing Discord Storm server members and my fellow moderators: GoneJamin, TheChucklingAtom, Nehigginbo, Nosoup and Will5632.
Big thanks to Caleb Scherer and Paul Muller for doing streams and being helpful and inspiring Stormers.
Also I’d like to take a moment to thank our gameshops, Poromagia and Oh My Game, both shops offer great selection of gaming products and awesome tournaments! Thanks to you guys for keeping our scene running and luring new people aboard. Especially thanks to Zuher Turbi, you run Oh My Game almost by your own, and you are a real inspiration for every entrepreneur, showing how hard work and perseverance can make dreams come to reality! Remember to enjoy your holidays, you really do need and deserve it buddy!
And to all of my followers and fans, I want to thank all of you! Your support and awesome messages have made me smile and helped me keep making content for you to read. Those words really mean a lot and I will never forget your support, please keep supporting Combo Cabals and let’s keep making this the go to source for Storm Combo!
And last but not least, big thanks to my family. Mom and Dad, you’ve been supporting my desires to chase Magic and I couldn’t have done all of this without your support. That means the world to me, for real it does!
But wait! We are not done! The amazing times! This year has been amazing on many fronts, not only did I get the chance to do Magic coaching (which was amazing btw), really hoping I can do it again! And also, well here it goes…I’m going to become a Storm Counter! I can’t wait what InklinCustoms will come up with, but you will see, just you wait! Now before all the questions, they won’t be available before March but when I get them, the Storm will be let loose let me tell ya. In case anyone has inch to get one, just send me a message and I will reserve one for you 🙂
And I’m proud to say, I’m 74/75 done with foiling my Modern Storm deck! I’m looking at you Flooded Strand, so hopefully I can finish it soon and move on to other foil projects (don’t worry, not going to run out of them)
So in the end, this year has been a success in my eyes, and 2019 is looking pretty amazing! But with these words, I will head back home to enjoy holidays and relax with my loved ones. So to all of you, wherever you are. Have a merry Christmas and happy New Year, enjoy your holidays, remember to spend time with your loved ones and stay safe!
– Juuso, Author and owner of Combo Cabals.