Saturday, May 19, 2012
You get one shot at life, so you'd better be damn sure that you're doing it right. Put your priorities in order, decide what matters, reflect on how you're doing. Ask yourself if you can honestly say that you're satisfied with the level of adventure, adrenaline or fishing in your life. If you can't...
Later on, no one will regret the opportunities they tried to take advantage of. No one will say they wish they hadn't scraped together enough cash for a DIY bonefishing trip. No one will say they wish they'd never spent a week sleeping in the bed of their truck, chasing trout through those rivers they'd always wanted to fish. No one will regret being there to net a steelhead for a friend, catching panfish on dries with their kids or sharing beers around a campfire in your waders.
If more people worked to live, and not the other way around, this world would be a better place.
These were the thoughts running through my mind for the past few months as responsibilities at work began to eat away at my real world. Being outside, on the water, or fishing far less than I think is right lately, any chance I get to plug in is food for the soul and reinvigorating.
Make it happen.