Saturday, February 05, 2011

Here I Go Again

I'm putting myself on the clock again. I just dropped SkateRat off at a birthday party at Pump It Up and shot over to Chick-Fil-A and now I'm settled in at the Starbuck's across the parking lot ready to write.

First of all, the folks at Pump it Up are screwing the pooch by not having a coffee shop/bar attached to their place. Why let me and the money I just spent walk out of their business? There are also three other parents from the same party here too, it seems like they're missing out on strong revenue stream.

Anyway, rugby is getting ready to start back up soon. I'm trying to learn from the mistakes I made last year as a rookie coach, but I'm also kind of dreading the physical effort and emotional investment that coaching and playing for my team requires.

Last season when I was pissed off and disappointed in the team and my own inability to motivate them, "The Sandwich" (one of my players) counseled me to not it take it so seriously. It was solid advice, but ultimately it fell on deaf ears because that's just not me. I have to give up too much to play rugby, ask my family for too much to support me to not be hurt & distraught (yes, distraught) when I felt like my team quit on me.

I believe that I have it in me to be an amazing coach, but I doubt that I will reach my full potential as a coach staying with my own club. That's a thought which leads me to uncomfortable place: when and how will I stop being an active member of my own club? My club has been such a big part of my life for so many years I can't really imagine my life without those fools.

There it is, another crash & burn ending. But I did squeeze out another post.

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i check in once in a while - you've still got it.

don't beat yourself up over this. you've got two? kids, a job, a wife, she has a job (i seem to remember), you guys have a house and cooking and cleaning and sports and eating, and and and...

just do a tweet summary once a month. it's not so much procrastination, as your desire to say what you want to say, well. thinking and editing takes time, but don't lose those thoughts.

you'll never have that six year old again. my six year old is now thirty, with a 401K.

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Keep blogging! I just visited for the first time. Your voice is good though I could do without the strong cuss words. I too think you should focus on one broad subject. Maybe pick something different about DC for each post and one thing will lead to another. You can still talk about your daughter or whatever in each post, but it will be a side story.

If it helps, I usually start my blog in WORD and save it when I get interrupted and come back to it later. This way, I'm not forced to write the post and end abruptly or lose sight of my subject. Good luck.

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