Here's the honest reason why I do what I do; my wife.
Yeah, I love my job and I would do it because I love to do it, but I work as hard as I do because of the woman who has been such a huge part of my life. I love her a lot more than I love my job and all the bikes I get to play with every day. Right now, as the year is coming to a close, I find myself stricken by the fact that my wife has been such an instrumental part in the fact that I have this kind of job. She is the one who told me years ago that I need to follow my passions and that I should believe in myself and the whacky set of goofball skills I have. She's called me the King of the Dipshits for years and I guess she's probably right- as she frequently is (but not all the time- don't believe her if she tells you she's always right).
As I try to come up with witty things to say about this past year, the real Best Of award winner is my wife.
I'm a lucky damned guy; thanks Honey.