Posted May 19 2010, 01:50 PM by Cathy Erickson
Ever been in a funk? You know, you just get that "down" feeling? Even though golf season has finally arrived in Minnesota, and I've already had several fun rounds with friends, I've been struggling with this feeling of "funkiness" lately. I know it's real when I have the chance to play golf and I don't. And that happened last night.
A combination of golf, work, and general life issues are cluttering up my brain and my default mode is to attempt to avoid dealing with any of it in the hopes that it might go away on it's own...of course I know from experience it never does, but sometimes the funk wins out.
But then this morning I went to read up on the progress of Ken Green. His story has caught my interest and as you know, I've been following his blog and news reports. He has allowed us into his world of challenges, struggles, pain, and triumph, and he is not above reminding us of his humanity. When I arrived at his site I realized that I hadn't read anything since the end of April.
I found out that he had decided to play the Regions Charity Classic in Birmingham, Alabama which was held last week. The course would be difficult for him due to the hilly terrain, but in the end he decided it was worth the challenge.
He wrote a few blog entries about it and there were some great stories written about him last weekend...but it was his May 15 post and a subsequent comment from his caddie, Mitch, that became my "funk buster".
For whatever reason, I just really needed to read his experience to be reminded that sometimes it takes a climb down to make you appreciate the opportunity waiting and the journey back up.
If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to read this post (and all of Ken's interesting and inspiring thoughts): http://www.kengreenscomeback.com/kens-blog/kg%e2%80%99s-blog-post-58-%e2%80%93-51510-302pm
And be sure to read the comment by Mitch Gross below Ken's post.
Thanks, Ken & Mitch, for breaking me out of my funk!
Filed under: Golf, Cathy Erickson, Ken Green, Champions Tour, journey, funk
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