Get Your Ass Out Of Your House (GYAOOYH) is a simple idea… can you guess what it is? It’s to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. So now, your question is probably somewhere along the lines of… okay, so why make a website about it?
It’s completely fair to ask this so let’s get it out of the way. When I was 11 years old till I turned 23 I HARDLY went outside. I dropped out of school at 15 years old and started taking online classes. I played video games in my parents basement almost all day and all night every day. I lived in a virtual world that was incredibly unfulfilling and I didn’t know there was an alternative. If you’re a reader who was born before 1985 then you’re probably shaking your head and wondering how that’s even possible, but in today’s world, it’s not only possible, it’s common.
Now, I don’t believe we’re going to cause some mainstream movement that makes major waves, however if we can develop a small community of people who have broken out of this rut that life can put you into, we can slowly grow it and hopefully reach out and get more people out of it.
How did I get out of it? The most important thing is understanding how I fell into it. From the time I was old enough to be home alone, I was left to my own vices. My father was a busy executive who travelled a lot and my older brother who was 6 years older than me wasn’t much of a role model in my life. We basically grew up together without any adult supervision and I was never a very social person, but I was very good at online video games. Naturally, I spent more and more time doing what I was good at and avoided what I disliked.
At a certain point I got so sick of my life that I quit cold turkey, I just gave away my gaming console and promised myself I wouldn’t spend more than 30 minutes online for the next six months. I started going to the gym, I picked up a couple of new hobbies and I got a completely new wardrobe. My confidence went through the roof and I started making new friends, I eventually got a girlfriend and now when I look back at my life and what it was like, I can’t believe I wasted 12 years of my life. I decided to start trying to help other people who were in my situation get out of it.
So, that’s the story of this website. I hope you enjoy, I hope you like it and I hope you share it!