I’m embarrassed about the colossal failure that was posting to this website. One post per year = not good. Honestly, I don’t even remember the goal of this website. I think it was related to things I’ve learned in teaching… and… ? I know that its not a blog. I’ll do my best to continue with that.
I’d like to get into a bit more of a routine in posting to this. My life has slowed down a little bit, which is good. In past years, winter time meant lots of weekend trips to go snowboarding (yes, woe is me) in Canada, Colorado, Vermont, etc. This year, with the weather being so horrendous, or, as you people call it, warm, all those travel plans got tossed out the window. Plus, my snowboarding and travel buddies were all becoming more grownup, what with starting their own business (J.E.), moving in with their girlfriend (J.E.), constantly fretting about the next movement up the work ladder (T.T & C.S.), and becoming more serious about the Olympic Dream (E.W.). But I am happy for each of them in the new successes they are finding, so I can’t complain too much.
I’ll leave you all, whomever you may be, with this final thought: we, us “twenty somethings” that have “musings,” must occasionally take a step back and think about where we are in life. Relative to our own life plans, and to the life of others.
Don’t spend these years sacrificing your time, or waiting to arrive at a later, greater, big moment. There were times in college where I was making decisions that I thought were best in the grand scheme of allowing me to arrive at a later, greater moment in life. I never arrived at that moment. And as my friends and I sit around a camp fire, or at a bar, and reflect on our time and craziness in college, I realize I missed a lot of them because I was trying to make sure I prepared and arrived at the later, greater, big moment.
I have no ill regrets about my college experience, I loved it, and anyone that knows me knows how much I worship the friends, teammates, coaches, moments, trips, and physical locations that defined my college experience. But could it have been more? Who knows. I’m happy with where I am now and what I have grown into, but I’ve now taken a new approach: make now be the great big moment.
Hopefully this gets updated before 2013. I’ll try and do some site re-designing as well, and maybe even come up with a theme. But lets not get ahead of ourselves.