Journal: Time waits for no man

My thoughts on life, fly fishing and living.

Chauga River - Cassidy Bridge Access

I’ve spent a lot of my life doing things that were done for other people. Some of that was out of necessity; some because it was the right thing to do, but all of it was what I chose to do.

I’ve learned in my 37 years on this planet that you if you want to do something, you have to just do it. Make the time, make it happen and do what you want to do. Time waits for no man.

The most dangerous risk of all- The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

We’re all too busy and we all have too much going on. It’s easy to get caught up in those things and lose what you’re all about and what you live for. I’ve let that happen to me more time than I can count.

These days, with even less free time to enjoy the things I love, I’m still trying to find ways to enjoy the things I love.

The truth is, the freedom to do them later will most likely never come. That means that if you want to do something, do it. And do it with no regrets that you’re neglecting other things in your life. Do it because you know if you don’t, you’ll regret never taking the shot.

Now that I have a career, a family and a metric shit ton of obligations, I don’t have the freedom to do what I want, when I want. Getting out on the river these days is a gift. And it’s a gift that I know I’ve earned when I get it.

There is never a right time. There will never be a “one day we’ll be there” kind of moment. You’re not guaranteed tomorrow, or next week, or a couple of years from now. The time to do what you want is right now; today is that day.

Time waits for no man; and no man should wait for time.

Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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