A bit personal today. Lets get after it.
I’m not one to wish my life away. I’m not wishing to fast forward time but I cannot wait until the calendar hits May 1st, 2023. For those that have kept up on social media you know that I went back to school 2 years ago finish my Finance Degree. It’s been challenging to say the least. I work 40-50 hours per week and go to school on a full time schedule. Finding time to promote AnhyzerDG.com, make proper YouTube videos and enjoy disc golf in general has been difficult. As a result of the last 2 years I have noticed some changes. Changes in my everyday life, changes in my general interests and changes in my interest in disc golf. I think they all have been good changes. When May 1st hits, I get to re-organize my time and apply proper attention where I feel it should be as a result of these changes. Let me explain.
When I started playing disc golf, like many of you, it was an absolute addiction right away! I couldn’t get enough, I wanted to play daily, I wanted to make videos, I wanted write blogs like this. I wanted to grow on social media. I was absolutely hooked. I played tournaments regularly and was able to win several. I watched and worked on my rating. I joined our local club and helped install courses and grow the sport in our area. We went from 2 courses to 4 in my 4 years as a member of the club. Disc Golf was very much my passion and it still is. But for the last 2 years my focus has been forced elsewhere. For good reason. Obtaining my degree was a goal I have had for a long time and I REALLY wanted to check this one off the list. May 1st, that goal will have been met! That is really exciting.
Along the way I have learned a ton about finances. About how money works and how to properly use it. How it affects your business and personal life. I’m not an expert by any means, but I feel like the education I went back to get is already serving me well. That’s a good thing. I’ve also learned so much more. I’ve learned to be more patient. To watch and find better timing. To not rush into something simply because you’re eager. I’ve learned to manage my time. I’ve learned to relax a bit more and be more mindful of my family and being with them. I’ve learned that disc golf wasn’t as important as I was making it to be.
Yea, I still love it and I continue to run the online store and write up blogs but now I’m not running 100 mph like before. When May hits I feel like I will go back to enjoying the sport a little differently. I just want to play. I want be out in mother nature. I want to hang with the boys. I want to compete and win again. I know that all sounds the same and it is. The difference is, I’ll be more patient with my game. I’ll take more time to enjoy the experience and worry less about results. I’ll manage my time better and stop trying to hit every single event. I won’t be bummed when our local mini gets rained out. I’ll apply more patience and knowledge to the online store.
I’ll play disc golf until I die but being forced to dial back the past few years has really helped my perspective and changed my view of things quite a bit and I am grateful.