Hey what’s up, I’m Ryne Dickens! I wanted to get into this “Get to Know” section so you can, well…get to know me. Seems kind of self explanatory, right? But, this is also so you can put a face to the profiles, information and to just show that I am a regular guy chasing his passions. Keep reading below to find out more about me and maybe even have some giggles along the way. Let’s get into it, yea?
Get To Know
I’m one of those “laid back, go with the flow” type personalities. I try not to stress over little things and I usually don’t have to much of a plan for my personal every day activities. If I think of an idea I like to just go with it. If it works it works, if it doesn’t it doesn’t.
I believe “failures” are only learning experiences and being negative in your thoughts will get you no where. It took a long time for me get into that thought process and it has happened over my life but the quicker you can adapt the right mindsets that work for you the better off you will be, in my opinion.
I recently moved here to the Orlando, Florida area at the end of 2017 and so far I love this place. We used to travel here to race motocross when I was growing up and I have just always enjoyed the Florida vibe. It’s kind of surreal to be living down here now if I’m honest. My wife is originally from Germany so she hated winters and cold weather and I had had just about enough of winters too so, Florida sounded like a great place to go!
Not to mention, this area of the state is a prime location for motocross, cycling and just outdoor activities in general. I feel more in my element here as opposed to the hustle and bustle feeling of the D.C. Metro area. The daily commutes and constant traffic was really starting to affect my moods and reshaping my personality which I was not okay with.
I used to love going on drives, I used to go out and cruise around just to be in traffic and busy-ness. But, it had gotten to the point where I didn’t even want to go across town because of the hassle. Even though I had gotten to a place where I was only about a mile from work, I felt like I was having to shrink my world in order to be sane. No thanks.
Extra Stuff About Me
In my spare time, I really enjoy being on two wheels. Motocross, BMX, road bike riding..all of it. I’ve been that way my whole life and it has always brought me joy.
Honestly, I hated school growing up. When thinking about graduating from High School I never felt like, “Damn..I can’t wait to go to college!” I didn’t see the point and I really didn’t want to go into debt for something like school.
Well, things do change I suppose, fast forward to several years after highschool. I was starting to get pretty into visual effects and other creative outlets so I ended up attending Gnomon School of Visual Effects for a brief period. It was so cool to learn different aspects of design and special effect work.
I moved on to Full Sail University a couple years later to then graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Internet Marketing. After school, I found myself sitting and thinking of what to do next (surprise right.)
I ultimately landed on that, I wanted to be able to help small businesses with social media and online work in general. I came to this because I had done the whole small business thing aside from M81. This, plus, the idea of being able to help others, exercise my knowledge, and be able to hone my craft and my skills just seemed like the right direction for me, so I went for it.