And just like that, 5 years went by. I never planned to stop writing, but 5 years ago things were very different, and I didn’t necessarily feel like sharing what was going on. We were coming out of a recession, there was a lot of damage in motorsports, I’d launched a 2nd career in event production, and had a newborn son.
To be honest, Apex Speed Technology had become just a job. So I stopped a lot of things, among them:
The last one is a bit of a chicken and the egg question. Did I stop sharing because I wasn’t enjoying it? Or did I stop enjoying it when I stopped sharing. It wasn’t just this blog, but forums, races, conventions…. and it was never a conscious decisions. This ostrich’s head just kind a fell into a hole.
There were commitments however, commitments to employees, customers, vendors, lenders, friends, family and all the rest. And I’m good enough at what I do that the projects kept coming. With each one, another commitment was fulfilled, and as daily pressures faded away, opportunity lit the horizon. It doesn’t matter if it was a Phoenix rising just out of sight or just another dawn – I found myself planning projects, exploring new ideas and tuning systems surrounded by friends, old and new.
And then one day, someone ask: Why don’t you write anymore? And all my reasons were past-tense. So here I am, with more to come, very soon. In the meanwhile, here’s a short video from a project right after my last blog post. The sound of a V12 makes me smile….. as does being back in the saddle.