Let’s see, the best thing that happened to me in 2015 regarding fishing, was getting the itch to fish again. This only happened the last few months, and was triggered by my boy, Cameron Smith winning at Lake Hartwell. I have been looking at various models of boats that can be stored at my house, but also serve as fresh and salt crossover fishing vessels.
2015 was mostly about my career, and getting myself back in the big leagues of software sales. I started with a new company in March, and it’s been a busy year of travel, new Cities, new Partnerships and new relationships. I have literally been everywhere in the West, including Alaska and Western Canada. It’s not horrible, its just hard to travel a lot and be on top of fishing at home.
Besides software, I spend a lot of time working on surfing. I’ve gone from 9-10′ boards down to 6.5 and 7 foot boards. It’s a quantum leap in effort required to paddle and catch waves. It takes superior strength and agility to get on your feet, make quick pumps and fly thru sections on a shortboard. I love it. It’s been a worthy challenge and I continue each swell to learn and progress.
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I’m oddly content and pleased about where I am in life. I am not married, I have no kids, which makes me a unicorn in some respects. I continue to enjoy living a normal life that doesn’t revolve around boats and fishing gear. I got into yoga over a year ago, and cannot say how much yoga has helped me. Yoga has opened my body and mind up to all sorts of new and healthy activities, practices, people, and disciplines. I have made many new awesome friends thru yoga. Let me be clear, I suck at yoga, but nobody benefits from it more than a guy like me. I highly encourage those of you who need something physical, spiritual and awesome to do during the week to check out yoga. Vinyasa Power Flow is my favorite. I love energy and positive energy and how contagious it is.
I plan to fish more in 2016 and keep perpetuating this blog. I have Southern Trout Eaters #2 on my plate, and let me just say….it’s complicated. I just don’t have time to do it all. However, as the Jay Z song goes, 40 is the new 20. I have high hopes for a productive, fun and positive 2016. I am only 19 according to Jay Z. There is plenty of time to fish still.
Happy New Year.