August 09, 2020
Golf and Life
The beauty of golf is that in many way it intersects with life. When you rush in golf your game falls apart, just like when you rush in life. What I love about golf is that it forces you to slow down. What a beautiful lesson. Slow your swing, slow your tempo. In doing so the ball flies farther, you get more satisfaction. Just like in life. SLOW DOWN. A little advice we all can take in this world full of chaos. Don't allow the chaos to take over because if you do you miss out on all the little things life has to offer. If you muscle through it, if you rush it, the game, just like life isn’t quite as enjoyable. We could all take the time to slow down and enjoy the simplicities of life. This was a huge inspiration behind Calliope. I grew up a country girl in a small farming town. I love the #simplelife. I didn’t grow up golfing, instead I gravitated toward the fast paced sports like soccer and basketball. As I grew up and moved away from home I ventured away from my simple slow paced life and joined the chaos that the big city has to offer. It was when I met my husband and we had our two beautiful boys when I realized just how important it is to slow down and not take life so seriously. When I first started golfing I was so stressed being out on the golf course. So worried that the twosome we were golfing with or the guys group behind me would laugh at my shot or get annoyed that they had to play behind a girl. The competitive nature in me struggled with that enormously. However, over the years I've learned to not take the game too seriously, to just let go when I'm out there. Golf should be fun and not taken so seriously. Take a breath. Look at the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy the company that surrounds you. Allow the game to calm your chaos.