Choices and Underachieving…

I’m back…

Over these last few weeks of not writing, there has been a lot going on–good news, bad news, and just plain ol’ news. I have not stopped going on the [ILWAD] site, but I was not writing and each week I missed, I felt worse; I made excuses and thought they would make me feel better. Guess what…they didn’t.

This post is kind of a mixture two previous posts, and they both have to do with me, and neither of them have to do with living with a disability; but since I live with a disability, I guess it did.

Good news or bad news first? I will go with the bad…I like happy endings.

Bad news…A few weeks ago, I wrote a whole post about underachieving. And with the last couple weeks of not writing an article, I have underachieved big time. I am embarrassed. No good that can come from underachieving; however, there is good that can come from realizing that you have underachieved. You can make it better. You can redeem yourself. I am on the road to recovery, and will be better about writing.

Good news!!! I accepted a new job! In the end of the hiring process, I was offered two jobs. Choices! After a lot of thought and advice from people whom I respect and admire, I will be working at the governing body of rowing for the United States. They oversee all levels of rowing from youth to masters (older people) and even the Olympic and Paralympic rowing teams. I am so excited about it; I am going to be working with the members and doing some community relations to help make rowing a popular sport in America.

In some countries, rowing is their second sport behind soccer (England) and rugby (New Zealand). I will also be able to travel to different regattas around the country; not around the world yet, and probably not to the Olympics, but I am going to try! I love sports, and the business of sports, and my dream would be to one day, attend the Olympics. I have been to a couple Super Bowls, but the Olympics and the patriotism that is shown at the Olympics is SO inspiring to me. I would also like to attend the Paralympics, talk about inspiring…

Please reply to any piece of this post…I want to hear from you! You make this all worth it.

9 thoughts on “Choices and Underachieving…”

  1. Congrats on the job!!!! Great article it would be awesome to see you make changes where rowing was more reconized as a top sport. I too would love to go to an olympics.

  2. Congratulations, Scott! Your new position sounds terrific and you will be awesome at it!

    Thanks for sharing your reflections on underachieving. We can only do the best that we can “under the circumstances.” Keep your positive attitude and you will do great things!

  3. May I recommend this blog for inspiration http://zenhabits.net/
    “Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.” Always great reflections here about motivation and getting great things done. And it’s one of the top 25 blogs in the world.

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