We Don't Know What We've Been Missing Until It ArrivesBy Jackie Vogen - November 1, 2006
As I went through life, getting married and taking care of a family, I had forgotten about my goal of fishing. My husband would fish here and there with friends, but it didn't dawn on me to try my hand at it. I didn't realize what I was missing out on! I've always felt that people come into our lives for a reason. This person came into my life in 2004 and we became friends. My new friend's love for fishing inspired and motivated me to do something I hadn't thought about in years. I realized as I had gotten older and my interests had changed, that fishing was something I had come to enjoy. My childhood thoughts of fishing were rekindled again and now "I'm hooked!" So here I am, approaching 50 years old - I've arrived!
I am what you would call a "beginner fisherwoman" or a "novice". I discovered my passion for fishing in April 2005. My dreams have been rediscovered and I'm creating a new world for myself. As a beginner, I've been confronted with many obstacles and challenges to meet. The first hurdle was to understand my limitations. I've discovered there aren't any limitations in what you can do, except the limitations you have in your own mind. Sure, frustration sets in and I've made many mistakes, but I've realized my mistakes are the stepping stones to my success.
I will be sharing my learning experiences with you by contributing an occasional story. I hope you'll find my fishing experiences to be humorous, as well as informative. If you can take just one of my own personal experiences, and apply it to your own situation, then you're on your way. So take a chance today and try something new. You're never too old to start fishing and you may discover that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
I Love what I'm learning and I'm learning what I love to do. I LOVE TO FISH!