Friday, February 8, 2013

All's Well That Ends

I heard that somewhere. I don't remember where or who said it. And it's not missing another "Well" on the end, that's the entire quote. I've thought long and hard about it over the years and I guess it really means two things. Nothing should last forever, but also that independent of the manner in which something ended, the thing itself was worthwhile. I'm not sure which the original author meant. Maybe both. Maybe I missed the point altogether. That's what it means to me though and I've been keeping it in mind for as long as I can remember.

I've been many things: a skateboarder, a freestyle bike rider, a guitarist, a student, a Texan, a Louisianan and probably other things that don't come right to mind. At the time, I thought of myself as being those things. They were who I was, not just what I did or where I lived, but now they're just old chapters in a big dusty book, each with it's own end, each worthwhile.

More recently I've been a Georgian, husband, father, computer nerd, general outdoor adventurer and volunteer. I'm not sure how many of those things I'll be in a year but I think it's safe to say fewer. That dusty old book will probably be a few chapters longer.

However it goes, for the time being, adventure is no longer imminent.

I don't think I'll have much to write about for a while.

On the upside, with all this journalling, I'll be able to live vicariously through my former self. My teachers always told me to keep a journal growing up. I'm glad they did. I guess this is why.

Maybe someday Dave 2.0 will have something to write about, or maybe slightly refactored Dave 1.1 will. For now though, all's well that ends.

The End.


  1. Hang in there, "this too, shall pass". Keep our contact info handy, let us know if we can help with anything. That's what friends do for friends.

  2. Dave, hope all is going well with the changes you are having! Keep in touch, if you ever need anything, I'm far but definitely would offer if I can! I myself will probably only be doing a few more bike adventures and then no more...thanks for being a great company and support at these things over the last few years....we all will miss you!