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Today I Love The Eugenia Power Dragon Boat Team

dragon boats ready for paddlers
Dragon the best out of my day!

Today I love the Eugenia Power Dragon Boat Team of the Grey Bruce Dragon Boat Club. I love that they welcomed three of us from the Owen Sound Póg Mo Thóin team with open arms at the Hamilton Regatta yesterday. I love the determination they showed when we went head to head against a large group of dragon boat teams from all over the area. I love that we have a higher average age than many of the other teams but we still beat some of them (we came in second in at least two heats). I love that I got to steer three races, I love the view from the back of the boat when the whole team is surging in sync and boats full of millennials are struggling to keep up with us. HA! I love that I was able to keep on course as well as I did, and that the only time we lost our lane we were so far ahead of the team that owned the lane we encroached on that no interference was called. I love the feel of the steering deck of a dragon boat under my feet, but I love the feel of our own dragon boat back in Owen Sound Bay the best and I’ll be happy to be back on board that sturdy dragon on Tuesday night. I love that though we didn’t win anything, we won our own day for ourselves by getting out there and conquering new water.

Today I love relaxing at the cottage and nursing our aches and pains after a steady week of work and a hard Saturday of driving and paddling and steering (harder work than you might think) and then driving again. I love that I restrained myself from buying a dragon boat paddle yet again, though I feel like the strength required for that restraint is gradually weakening. I love that I know myself so well.

Today I love adventurous breakfast sandwiches at the cottage. I love that we attached the swim dock to the main dock and made a place to sit with chairs and coffee and sunsets, though we’ll likely move the swim dock out into the bay a couple dozen meters when the water gets warmer. I love that the water is warmer than it was last weekend and if the wind dies down we’ll probably be going in swimming again this weekend, maybe today. I love swimming.

Today I love drinking coffee on the deck and writing while I quietly wait for the wind to die down enough to go swimming.

Today I Love The Eugenia Power Dragon Boat Team

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love The Eugenia Power Dragon Boat Team. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/07/today-i-love-the-eugenia-power-dragon-boat-team/

 

Last updated: 8 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Jul 2018
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