First of all, my youngest son, who is now a ripe old age of 20, comes home tomorrow from his church mission in Arizona. It's been an exciting two years of writing once a week and exchanging pictures. In his last letter, he said that it was the best thing that he has ever done in his life. He has definitely grown into a man and has developed even a deeper love for others. And a stronger relationship with God. I'm so proud of him.
And second, my hubby's side of the family will be having a family reunion and we will be taking off for Tennessee in a few weeks. The last time that I was in TN... Oh yeah, it was fishing with Owl Jones! That seems like a century ago. This time, I will be fishing a different part of the state. And getting in some lake fishing as we are staying in a lake house for the week. Oh boy!
And third, my health is more important than my fishing. (This actually should be first) Bottom line... I need more rest. I have such a bad habit of biting off more than I can handle when it comes to fishing hours. It's not a race. It's supposed to be about relaxation and well being. Right? So, with that said...
Here is what I have been doing the past month or so...
So, there you have it. A few browns and bows from local waters. But, now it is family time. And to put the rod up until Tennessee... It really won't be too difficult, as the temps have been soaring to the 90's each day and when I'm too hot to fish, the fish are too hot also.. At least that is my opinion! = )
Take the time to stop stressing about the little things. If you are running out of time to do it all, it's time to prioritize. Put those people and things that need attention FIRST! Stay the course! And if you have some "me" time... Go enjoy yourself. Just remember that this life is short...
When you're young, you tend to grab a rose on the run. When you get old, if you don't stop to smell the roses, you usually trip and fall into the bush. See there is logic behind what you say.ReplyDelete
Mark - Well, I was trippin around alright due to lack of sleep! Some people are just a bit too stubborn to admit that they aren't as young as they used to be... Ha. Yeah, priorities and delegation of what really needs to be done. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
First off what a great post; I used to think I had to do everything in one day, now that my wife and I are retired we take life much slower. I am glad you are slowing down now, which will prepare you for some great retirement years ahead. Thanks for reminding all of us that life is precious.
By the way where are you fishing in Tennessee? I fished the Elk with a guide Friday and landed an insane amount of trout, including some 14 to 16” browns. The Caney Fork is another place I have fished both with a guide and without. It has some monster browns in it, 7 to 8 lbs. Enjoy Tennessee!!
Bill - Life can be a roller coaster and before you know it... You have made yourself dizzy trying to go too fast and furious. I'm heading to the So. Holston and Watauga rivers... And fishing for big browns. 😀Delete
Em I really enjoyed our talk last night and I'm happy that you are learning to slow down and smell the roses. May you never prick your nose on a thorn.ReplyDelete
Howard - If I want to enjoy a long life... I have to. Thanks for lending an ear. You have been a great friend.Delete