View of Point Loma from the San Diego Bay channel
Yes! Right now I’m writing a nice post about whatever the heck I want! I don’t care if it does well. I don’t care if it ranks well on the search engines. I just want to write for the sake of writing.
It’s Sunday. The very day before Memorial Day. I participated in a regatta yesterday from San Diego all the way up to Oceanside. With all the years of experience I have in the ocean and on boats, I got seasick nonetheless. I got cold, tired and miserable. I felt sleepy. The dang race took like 6 hours and that’s not counting the time it took to get to the starting line and the time it took to run the starting sequence. Needless to say, I spent 9.5 hours on the boat. Sick for 5-6 of them! Depressing. But hey, we all have our bad days. I’ve spent thousands of hours aboard all kinds of floating objects, both fast and slow. So, I guess I shouldn’t be complaining too much about this one. I love sailing and I’ll be back!
Well, I’m busy working on a few sites. A particular one is driving me nuts right now as I can’t quite get it the way it needs to be yet. But it’ll get there. On the other hand, I’m quite happy that I’m home. I’m nice and warm, wearing some PJ’s and a hoodie jacket. I’m listening to Led Zeppelin and the occasional Eminem rap. I’m not cold or seasick. Just drowning in work, that’s all. :) But honestly, I couldn’t be enjoying my day more. I think I’ll have another cup of espresso!
Consider this a warning. Well, more like a call for your attention; an alert. Today is Thursday. Also the first week of May 2011. What’s so important about that? Last month was my 10th wedding anniversary. I managed to pull something off that most people cannot. And I’m happy to say that thanks to that, my wife is driving around in a brand new white Mustang. How about that? But, that’s not why I’m writing this post. This site has been up since 2002; since late 2009 in it’s current form. Today marks the day where I’m going to aim at scheduling my blog posts. What does that mean? It means that from now on and until further notice, I will be posting a new article on my blog every Thursday. This alert is my excuse for a blog post this week. However, next week expect the first in a sequence of posts all on the same great day of the week that marks the close proximity of the weekend. Stay tuned and subscribe. Yes, right now. Subscribe. Find the little link on this page that says subscribe, click it and join me. You’ll make me happy and I will be eternally grateful. Because writing for others is better than writing for yourself. Until next week… -DC
You’ve been there before. You plan your day out a certain way and it doesn’t come out quite like planned. Here I am, sitting inside the truck in the parking lot at Snow Valley Ski Resort in Big Bear. After waking up at 4:30am to drive all the way up here, I realized I should’ve been here yesterday. Yeah, I missed a good foot or two of fresh snow by one day, and to make matters worse, it’s so windy they have closed most of the lifts. Guess it’s not a bad time to write. They say people get creative when in odd situations.
I’ve heard it before. In surfing, “You should have been here yesterday.” When kiteboarding, “Perfect wind and waves – yesterday!” Well, the old saying goes, “If life gives you lemons…” I certainly cannot complain about having to make lemonade all too often. The few times things do go wrong become an interesting change of pace. Which brings me to the point of this post.
I certainly cannot complain about having to make lemonade all too often.
Most certainly, one of the keys to success every day is staying motivated. This involves staying motivated even when things don’t go quite as planned. Face it, things don’t go quite as planned OFTEN. I’ve found it’s always good to have an alternate plan. In fact, I’ve gotten so good at having an alternate plan, that oftentimes I don’t even have to think about it. I just quickly move on to the next thing. Like right now for example. As I’m typing on my phone I’m looking over my shoulder at the mountain to see if things start clearing up. I came here to snowboard and I want to get on the snow already. If I had my laptop with me, I would likely be working artwork. Right here, sitting in my car.
Next time you are on a ski or surf trip, on a date or simply at work and things go to crap, think about it for a second. It really isn’t so bad. You’re alive. You’ve got a lot to be grateful for. You can’t control every situation. Things go wrong simply as a part of life and it’s merely a chance to become stronger.
What can I say? I’m actually grateful for this wind. Without it I would likely not be sitting here writing. My phone could crash any minute and cause me to lost everything I have typed so far. But sometimes things just turn out pretty good after all. Like right now. The fact that you are reading this is proof of that. God bless. Danny