12/06/2009

What's your dream?


La Jolla OC-2, originally uploaded by pilgrimgirl.

A few years ago I dreamed that someday I would start each day with paddling on the ocean. But I thought to myself how ridiculous that was given my physical limitations, the difficulty of actually getting to the beach on a daily basis, the expense of procuring a boat, etc. It seemed...impossible, implausible, impractical. Undo-able.

But I was so wrong. Life continues to teach me that my impossible dreams are my tomorrow's realities. It's not to say that it doesn't take a wicked amount of effort to make it so (and that there will be many disappointments along the way--I can tell you that this past year had so many of those moments when I was so ready to throw in the towel)...But this is just one more example to me of the importance of dreaming, of hoping, and of working hard to accomplish a goal.

I'll never be the world's best outrigger paddler, but I am getting better every day and having so much fun as I get stronger. What an amazing feeling it is to see the improvement and the increase in my confidence on the water.

Picture of Robin & I just after our La Jolla race--our first ever in a 2-man outrigger canoe. It was hard work, but what a great feeling when it was over and we knew what we'd accomplished!!

2 comments:

Greg said...

hat is so cool, congrats and!

Greg said...

that, sorry