This blog is subtitled “seeking balance in the adventure of life” and I have officially lost my balance. When I started this blog, I did it with five resolutions in mind.
- Get in the Best Shape of My Life
- Give Back
- Live Aloha
- Chase Dreams
Those resolutions were going to be used to guide me in finding balance between my professional and personal life, which I have done pretty well up until a month ago when I last posted.
Wipeout in Waikiki: Author losing his balance while surfing over Christmas
That is, when as this photo shows, I fell off my board and lost my balance. Less metaphorically that is when I stopped writing, begun to barely exercise (softball twice a week is not much of a triathlon training program), stopped helping as a Team in Training captain, and begun spending less time with my family. I may have partially been fulfilling the fifth resolution of chasing dreams since all I have virtually been doing is working on the Dream Chaser program. Yet I have found myself to not perform as well at work when it becomes all-consuming like it has.
But just like I got back on that surfboard after almost colliding with that other surfer, so by starting to write again (while taking up my other resolutions), I am going to try to get my balance back. It is maybe going to take some new approaches, which I will share here, so follow along to see if I am headed for another wipeout.