A New Year
I'm back in Saigon after a three week trip that I'd rather describe as a pilgrimage than as a vacation. It was pretty transformative. I am feeling really confident about 2015 — and I'm really excited to build dxSaigon
's new products, and just excited to be alive really. It's been a while...
Some of the highlights included:
- Getting to see my son (and of course the rest of my family but seeing my son is especially important to me)
- Having some conversations with my 94 year old grandmother
- Skiing for the first time in 4 or 5 years — I've still got it and I might even be better than ever before! I just had some really nice confidence; I was able to point my skis straight down double black diamonds, launch off rocks, do jumps in the middle of mogul fields, and generally just carve gracefully. This is all stuff I could do as a kid but it was qualitatively different now; all with a sense of calm and ease. The revelation I had was one of trust — just trusting that I'd be able to react to the unexpected and stay relatively in control despite unforeseen conditions. Once you feel this trust, or accept the situation, you can let go of worry and be free to experience the innate rhythm of the circumstances.
- Getting inspired by my friends who are up to really cool stuff and getting words of encouragement from them. They are all fighting so hard to make their dreams come true and I'm really lucky to have their respect and friendship. They were able to see good things about me and my situation that I had lost sight of, and they reminded me of ways of doing business that I had long forgotten.
All that being said, it's great to be back. Saigon feels like home again for the first time in a long time.
Let's do this! Ganbatte! Co Len! All the best to everyone!
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