Greetings from 35,000 feet. As I write this I am on Delta flight D11 from London to Minneapolis. I’m coming home from the longest vacation I’ve had in years. For the last 15 days I’ve been experiencing Greece and a a few days in one of the world’s greatest cities, London. The longest break I’ve probably ever taken from blogging is 2-3 days so this was quite a departure for me. I did post three quick blogs but just small check-ins. Contrary to what I felt in many years of running this golf blog, the world did not come to an end if I took a break. The lights are still on. Golf is still there. My brain didn’t explode.
I hope this break not only refreshes my excitement and interest in writing about golf, but refreshes my interest in playing the game as well. I’d been playing quite a bit and getting a little burned out and frustrated with my lack of improvement. In parallel I’ve had the same bit of frustration and burn out with golf blogging. I’ve never lost the love for reviewing courses, gear and so forth, but my exposure to too much golf social media and the piles of manure (can you say “hot tour wives and girlfriends?”) out there have hardened my attitude a bit. That can be both good and bad.
I plan to continue my journey in the golf blogosphere and hope to change and morph as times and my perspective change. I’d like to shake some things up. Not sure how I will do that right now but figuring that out is part of the fun.
I’m home safe and sound after a fantastic time away.
Now back to our regularly scheduled blogram.