When I started this blog entry, I was thinking about so much that I haven’t accomplished and how bad it has been the last couple days in terms of my crappy play in net and losing one of my ice teams I played on last season. Those things hurt, and then I started thinking about everything that I have accomplished in the last couple years. Then I factored in everything I wanted to accomplish in the last 20 years. Now, things don’t seem so negative.
When I set out to embark upon getting my MBA, I took a long good look at what I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to teach. I wanted to get into management and bring up people who have been in the technology trenches for so long and make them leaders. Most importantly though, I didn’t want to sacrifice what I have loved to do, which is referee and play hockey (along with a Tough Mudder and some distance running). Now that I have been playing pain free hockey for the last couple years, it really has been a lot of fun to strap on the pads and keep going. When it comes to all these goals, I am right where I want to be.
- I have that leadership position I love.
- I will have my MBA in 3 weeks or so.
- I have a couple hockey teams I love playing on.
- I am refereeing adult and youth hockey on a regular basis entering my 4th year in the USA hockey program.
- I completed my first tough mudder in April and am going to do another one in June 2013.
Finally, everything is coming together and I am excited about what the future holds. What are going to be my next goals though? I would love to find another ice hockey team to play for, and get back into my distance running that has taken a hiatus due to my injury earlier this year. The other ice team may or may not happen, but it would be nice. Aside from that, after hitting 40, I am just going to bask and enjoy what I have done so far. What a ride.