Posted on | March 7, 2012 | 3 Comments
You all know that I replaced my drinking with golf. For many years after I stopped drinking I golfed my butt off. I was playing at least once a week, going to the range every single day and watched all the tournaments on TV. Like I said, I replaced my love of alcohol with my love of golf.
Well, now that I have found my path to finally retiring at a decent age, I have found myself ignoring my love of golf. I haven’t gone back to the bottle I just feel guilty going and hitting balls every evening when I could be working. It doesn’t feel right to go spend five hours playing 18 holes and ignoring an opportunity to advance my company.
I know that I’ve been ignoring the most important person in my life, me. I know that I have to make sure that I’m right in my head so I can be even more productive than I am today. I have been hitting the gym hard and that makes me feel good about myself but my golf therapy does so much more for me. I’ve gotten out a handful of times in the past six months but it’s clearly not enough.
So what did I do about it? I took it upon myself to make a couple of friends at the gym that golf. Currently there aren’t too many places for me to make friends so the gym is my playground for friend making. As it turns out one of them wanted to get out and play this coming weekend and I jumped at the chance. We got a good tee time and I really can’t wait to get out there and not think for five or six hours.
I guess I’m done bitching. I know what I have to do and it starts here. I have to just get crap off my chest, write it down and get rid of it. I have to get my golf back in my life. Bottom line I need balance. I know that work is important but if I’m not taking care of me and everything else doesn’t get the best of me.
Wow that felt good. Thanks for letting me bitch.
Take care of you…
Don’t forget, you’re not alone!