After several months of enjoying the blogs of family members and friends I finally decided to give it a try. I don't really know what I am doing... but I am going to Go For It!
Speaking of Going For It... maybe I should begin by blogging about something I have recently gone for. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to fly. But like so many other things in life, flying seemed to be something other people did... not me. So, for too many years I was a victim of what Zig Ziglar refers to as "Stinkin Thinkin". Though I often dreamed about flying, I really couldn't see myself ever actually doing it. I didn't really believe I would ever fly.
In the Spring of 2004, while driving near an airport, I decided I was going to fly. I didn't know how or when it would all work out, but I was going to Go For It! Instead of thinking "I can't" I would think "I can!" First, I bought and read "Your Private Pilot License." Then I went and parked under the flight path of a local airport and watched the planes fly overhead and land. I said to my self... "I will do that!" Like the little train that could... I would!
Saturday morning, September 27, 2008, after doing a couple of touch and goes, my tremendous instructor, Randy Shultz, told me that I didn't need him in the plane. After taxing to a designated place on the airstrip, he told me he had full confidence that I was ready to solo, told me to do a couple of touch and goes and then a full stop landing, and he got out of the plane. I taxied out to runway 1-7, made my call to West Woodward area trafffic, and departed in Cessna 5453 Mike.
It has been over four years since that fateful Spring day decision and many are the circumstances and people that have contributed to my progress. I still have a long ways to go but... I will Go For It!
What have you been dreaming of doing? Read "Get A Life!" by Reggie McNeal and... Go For It!
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