Saturday, July 03, 2010

Occasional Paddle

Yes, not too much blogging going on from Anna lately. I admit it -- the kayak suffers rejection at the hands of the bike. The blog is ignored in favor of Facebook.

But today -- I must blog today! It is the 5th anniversary of this blog. First entry was July 3, 2005. 5 years ago there was no Facebook, and I did not have a bike. 5 years ago was before Hurricane Katrina. 5 years ago I found kayaking, and through it I found... how do I say it? I found out how to make myself happy and do what I love to do. Really and truly, before that I did not know how to get into an activity and enjoy it. Dale was amazed at how I took to it, looked forward to it, planned to kayak, came back happy... he had never seen that before in me. Not saying I wasn't happy or didn't enjoy life, but the ability to recognize something you love and pursue it, with a combination of indulgence and intensity, enjoying the rewards and allowing it to propel you further into your passion... this is what I was missing, and what I first found through kayaking. It changed my life in such an important way. Like the saying goes, who gets to the end of their life and says "I wish I had spent more time at work"? It's the people in your life and the things you love to do that should fill your available time.

So tonight's paddle was a simple trip with mom across the bay. Not a spectacular sunset, but the evening breeze and the water were oh so nice.
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Rob said...

Happy 5th Anniversary Anna. Glad you have found contentment through kayaking. Hope you get to see many more sunsets and thanks for sharing some of your sunsets with us.

Anna said...

Thanks Rob. I found your profile on FB but doesn't appear that you have been sucked into the vortex ;-) Hope you continue to have oil-free paddles...

Rob said...

You are right Anna, I don't have time to get involved with FB. Blogger and several forums keep me occupied enough. :)

commoncents said...

Thanks for posting this! I love your blog!!

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