Ireland is changing around me, the economy, the climate. I'm changing, thank god, albeit not as quickly as I'd like.
I guess at some point you need to throw away the scales, the time keeping devices. Need to accept that, much like a Kayak, our control is limited by our surroundings.
Some periods in our life we find ourselves in calm open water, all the control in the world but nowhere to go. Other times land is almost within touching distance but the water has complete sway, throwing us wherever it will.
So what is the best policy? I suppose you learn, in time, when it's best to apply yourself. You learn that just because something was easy the first time does not mean that it will be the next, that you need to get a feel for your surroundings, not once but every time you embark.
It's a changing world, it's our ability to learn and adapt that allows us to succeed. To know when to kick ourselves into gear and burn and when to sit back and learn.