Adventure Challenge – Day 25: Trying something from the past

A very long time ago I was in the corporate world. I noticed that as the only female sales person in the office I was often left out of golf trips. I also noticed than many times these trips involved my clients and business talk. I would show up a few days later after all of the bonding and golf course time. When I brought it up to my boss, his answer was simple, “We leave you because you don’t know how to play”. That was enough motivation for me to go get some clubs and learn. Later that year they were forced to let me go on the company golf outing and I played in a tournament. I was shocked how much I actually enjoyed it. On a side note, the salesmen decided to start a “guys” poker night after that. They reassured me I could start a female one if I wanted to.

I often smacked balls at the range as a good stress reliever during my corporate years. I haven’t touched golf much since then. Last year I made it to the range once. Someone bought me a bag and clubs from a garage sale as a gift. Today, I wanted to be outside. The weather was perfectly cool, there was fresh air to breathe, and a little body  movement never hurt anyone.

Fortunately, when I got to the driving range, there were 2 baskets of balls sitting next to where I was hitting. I asked and they had been left and I was told I could hit them. It’s been a long time since I tried to hit a ball seriously. Turns out, I wasn’t doing so hot. Then, one of the pros came over and offered some tips. He had me smacking the hell out of the balls in no time. It was good to challenge myself to do something I haven’t done in a really long time. It was like learning to do it all over again.

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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