A shy man’s dilemma

2 08 2005

I’ll admit, I’m a shy person. I am comfortable alone. I am never one to blurt out anything. I feel like I am merely a passenger in this grand experiment of life. I yern to be in the driver’s seat. To take control and do something different. I want to break out of my shell. This blog is my first step. Baby steps.

I have trouble walking up to a person, looking them in the eye, and saying “Hello”. It extends a little beyond just meeting new people, I can see its effect at work. I know I am not contributing as much as I can due to my failure to speak up. How can I end this? Well, some would say Just Do It. I believe that will work, but only until you’re reached a certain point…a point which I have not achieved.

Saul’s STP 2005

2 08 2005


Some of the sights along the long 200 miles between Seattle and Portland during this year’s STP bicycle ride. Forests, mountains and bridges lined the course, as did several neighborhoods. I should go back and spend some more time in Seattle though…