This year I put my racing career on hold as my real estate business boomed. I'm still riding but not the same as the past 3 years. I miss it, but need to make a living.
I was nominated for the position of President-Elect of my local Association of Realtors (R). I'm in the 1st year of my 2nd 2-year term as a Director, so I have 16 months to serve before I go away.
I wasn't going to run for President-Elect this year but accepted the nomination, worked a grass-roots campaign, and lost by a handful of votes.
I can accept losing at bicycle races, but this stung. I wasn't prepared to lose.
So now the next 3 years are WFO. I'm not committed to running next year. So now I wonder what's next?
I could put together a training program for next year's Nationals and hope to qualify for the '13 Senior Games.
Or I could ride more and rack up the smiles per mile.
Or I could find some other fat, juicy goal that entices me, and go for it.
For now I'm at loose ends. As a goal-oriented person this feels very odd, unsettling, uncomfortable.
I may spend some time here and see what happens.
Thanks for indulging me and offering your ideas. The perspectives offered in this forum never cease to amaze me.