Monthly Archives: December 2012
Why was it almost a year since my last post?
Time passes slowly sometimes and faster during at other times. However, as I mentioned in my last post (a year ago) that it felt like “Groundhog Day” and this put a bit of a damper in my spirits.
I will talk more, as I write more posts now, about what I have been doing this last year, what I felt, and how it changed me. It is important to realize that it isn’t only about me though. It is about each of us finding our own direction in life and pursuing that with a passion.
Passion is a double-edged sword. It can take us to such extreme highs, allowing us to accomplish what we once felt was an impossible feat. But, it also can allow us to experience the same type of lows. The only difference is how long you let yourself stay there. They say that the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole. I am happy to say, that I managed to only stay in the holes for a brief period of time. Each time exploding higher and stronger.
My driving force this last year was accomplished through sports, in particular dragon boating. It is the “native” sport here in Hong Kong, and those that practice it find a release like no other. Through the time spent in the boat, focusing on moving the boat faster through the water with as much speed and efficiency as possible, I learned that it is so important to recognize the power of teamwork. Twenty hearts pumping, twenty paddles pulling, and forty legs pushing the boat further and faster to victory. It is only through perfect coordination that a dragonboat will move quickly through the water. And only then can you hope to achieve victory.
If you were paying attention to the dates, you will notice that I am still here in Hong Kong. Yes, I made it. It was through relationships, and the dragonboat team that I found a job. I am grateful to my teammate for seeing that I have the passion and spirit to give to his company what I give to the boat and am enjoying pushing my limits within this new field. It isn’t totally different than what I have done in the past, but it is enough that it keeps each day exciting.
A new year starts in only a week. I will have new goals, and a new season of paddling. I will be regular with my posts and promise that you will learn something if you follow me. After all, I just finished some great books that I want to tell you about.
It is never too late to become what you might have been — Eliot