In high school, I liked hockey but I didn't really love it. Going to hockey seemed more like an enjoyable chore to me versus something I looked forward to. For me, I was way more focused (due to my anxiety) on school and doing well there. (funny story, during the occassional game when I wasn't playing because we rotated goalies, I would bring my notes onto the bench and read them during the game lol).
Anyways, looking back now, I'm like "BRO! Why'd you waste that opportunity, Cam?!" Hockey is so much fun and I didn't realize how much fun it was back then; nor did I put the effort into it really...I wouldn't say I'm a great goalie but I probably could have gotten a lot better back then if I actually tried.
In any case, it makes me try to make the most of the hockey I've gotten to play in last few months.
Further, I was listening to the author of "The Guide to the Goodlife" who is big on Stoicism and he made me ponder, I bet you there's stuff rignt how that I take greatly for granted that future Cam might reminisce on. For example, cleaning isn't the highest on my list of things that fire me up. However, there could be a day in the future when I'm immobile and incapable of cleaning and I might look back and be like, "F, Cam! You should have made the most of the cleaning days."
What are you currently taking for granted, that you might wish you savoured more of in the future?????
"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life" — Henry David Thoreau
Written: November 18, 2020
- Big Yellow Taxi
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot