We often read about the need for us to love what we do and to follow our passion etc. In fact I even wrote about this in a previous post “Don’t Forget to Thank the Fish“. I have been giving this a little more thought lately.
For the last five years I have been deeply involved in the local rugby club as junior vice president and a coach. I do a lot around the club as a volunteer as well, marking lines on the fields, working behind the bar, cleaning up etc. In my 20s I was lucky enough to play grade rugby in Sydney. I played in the 3rds and 4ths and was able to play a handful of games in 2nd grade. I wanted to be in first grade, but I didn’t want to make the commitment to training and practice that would have been required to do that. I saw what was required and didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to make that step. I loved the game (and still do) but not enough to push myself to that level. When I played Rugby was still an amateur sport. I left rugby to play music – which I also loved.