Friday, May 31, 2013

That Awesome Moment When...

Have you ever had one of those moments where you realize you are actually on the right path in life?

That may sound dramatic, but I think most everyone has had something like this happen. Whether it was that moment of thrill you felt the first time you published a story. Or that excitement after hosting a successful event.

There is just this feeling you get sometimes where everything just feels... right.

Today was one of those days. 

After sweating bullets, trucking it across a giant golf course, having an acute allergy attack, and stalking a leader board full of strangers... It dawned on me. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Everyone has something that makes them tick. My "thing" is sports. And sports writing in particular. To me, there is nothing more thrilling than sitting down after the craziest game/match/event you've ever witnessed and putting it into words so someone else, somewhere, can try and experience what you just did.

If you aren't a journalist, it's hard to explain. If you aren't a sports fanatic, it's hard to explain. But it's just one of those things.

Today I felt reassured that all the hard work, late nights, and frustration is all actually paying off in some way. I'm getting where I really want to go. And where I feel at home.

Have you ever had one of those moments?

xoxo, jgp

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