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Time on the Water

For the more fortunate and those who choose it, time on the water is a priority. The benefit is a healthy attitude and a positive drive toward success.
Time on the Water

Do you have the choice?

It’s a timeless question you have to ask yourself. No one can do this for you. It’s easy to let career demands and the illusory climb to success take you away from the choice to live where the finer meanings of life present themselves on a regular basis.

I made this choice years ago. Have I paid the penalty? Or made the gain? In my rich opinion, I made the gain. I gained life and meaning, true friendships that last and the time to be with those I love.

It could have been otherwise

There was a time when my commute was like that in this tweet by CNNMoney. I lived in Redman, Washington and worked in Federal Way. I had a baby at home but I spent an hour and a half each way commuting to work on a freeway often more crowded than the illustration in this tweet.

One day, crawling along at 25 to 30 miles per hour, I rolled down the window, looked forward, back and across the freeway at least 3 lanes wide and decided there was more to life than driving through slow traffic.

Since then, I’ve never looked back.

Now my day looks like this.

Alive and well on the water, Coeur d'Alene Lake, with friend Mitch Wright. Better than any freeway.

Alive and well on the water, Coeur d’Alene Lake, with friend Mitch Wright. Better than any freeway.