This time of year is usually when I spend a lot of time reflecting on my life, and time in the saddle is perfect for deep thoughts or solving the world’s problems. I’m pretty sure this deep “reflection” is the result of becoming a father. With my daughters celebrating one birthday in March and the other in April, I’m thrown into this sentimental state of mind. It seems to me that the statements you heard so much growing up, “time flies” or “turn around twice and their grown” don’t really have any meaning until you actually have children of your own. Now, left with flashbacks of the crazy early years in the 20’s, and memories of the first time I held my girls, they took their first steps, said their first words it seems like those times are only yesterdays, not yester “years”.
This past year has been very interesting for my family and I. We branched out into the world of entrepreneurship and DNA Designs, Inc. was born. You might ask, what’s sentimental about that? If you have ever attempted something on your own that requires taking a leap of faith, then you know where I’m coming from. It’s also helped me find a place in my life where I don’t think I’ve ever been more appreciative of the supporting people I have surrounded myself with. From my amazing wife, to my parents who have never given up on me, to my brothers on DNA Racing and our extended family in the cycling community. I’ve spent many rides over the last nine months pouring my heart out to one or several of these unlucky souls. I don’t think any of them have intentionally attempted to drop me, but listened with an open ear and offered advice or encouragement when needed.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, I’m guilty of it pretty much every day. However, I hope to work on that and take time to smell the roses. Time to say thank you, time to listen, time to ride and only for the purpose of feeling the wind in my face, time to enjoy the giggles, time for date night. It’s often the little things that are so important that get over looked. I promise a less sappy post next time… unless of course, I’m feeling sentimental. Maybe it’s true, time flies when you’re having fun?
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