Ya! @siggs3000 great to see that you've made so much progress! @trbt555 is right that you can swap a motor wire if your board is going the wrong direction. However, since you're using VESC and the nunchuck, you can also use the reverse button to swap directions more easily. In BLDC tool choose "Current with Reverse."
Another tip from my recent build experience; use VESC to limit RPM on your first few rides. Much better to start slow and increase the speed once you are confident that everything is glued/screwed/connected well.
RE: you motor wires, I suggested taping them once they are connected to the leads to the ESC, this is one point where vibration can easily separate the connection and if that happens while you're riding you'll have no brakes!
You're gonna have so much fun! What charging solution did you end up choosing?