8/13/2015: I started to write this as few weeks back. The training went well. I made some new friends and caught up with some old friends. Kevin DeSantis and his beautiful girlfriend Heather were generous enough to open their home to me and introduce me to new friends. Dimitri Diatchenko, you are handsome and charming. I hope our paths cross again!
I got to finally meet the amazingly beautiful Carol Marini and catch up with my BFAM (brother from another mother), Gilles Marini. It was a marvelous visit. Then another pleasant surprise when Kurt Yeager visited the next morning and we got to catch up and exchange life stories. He is one of the smartest, most evolved men I have ever met and I am grateful to know him.
Driving through west LA back to the airport, I was once again filled with the awesomeness of being alive. So as I read my earlier start to a blog entry ( below) I realize that what I might be experiencing is not being behind but being ahead and not knowing how to adapt.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, Life is good.
7/16/2015: So I am sitting on a plane headed to LA or someplace close. I get to do an instructor training for some new recruits in the H-D Riding Academy. I am typically more excited by now but I have very mixed emotions. More and more lately I feel really off my game. It has been a long time since I have felt so lost and insecure. I have been away too long and feel behind in everything. I am trying to stay positive and remember all I do have. It feels like every thing is shifting under me and I can’t hold on.
On a positive note, I am hoping to catch up with some of my Kiehl’s Ride friends. And once the training starts, I know I’ll be fine and bury myself in the experience.
In the meanwhile, my son and his biological family are halfway around the world and I was not able to join the fun. I miss all of the “sibs” and my sister wives and know they will be having tons of fun. Not as much as if I were there but they will have to be strong and adjust.
I have been to Germany, Sweden and Denmark before but I wanted to share the experience with my son. Next time. I will try to console myself by enjoying Cali and hopefully cross some more things off my bucket list.
My son is home now and has gotten his own chance to live and see that life is good.
Get off your technology and go outside. It’s amazing! And don’t forget
The meteor shower tonight!