Leap of Faith

By Bob Cooney | Jul 27, 2015

This is a post I recently published on LinkedIn. Almost everything I value in my life so far I can trace back to taking a leap of faith, without a plan, back in 1985.  I had just dropped out of college to join a restaurant startup in Tampa Florida.  I was working my way through college as a store manager for Dominos Pizza.  I was struggling with college.  Working 50+ hours a week while studying for…

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Day 3 Morro Bay to Gorda

By Bob Cooney | Jul 27, 2015

Day three started with a surprise.  One of my new online friends and her mom joined me for a hike up Black Hill.  Bailey is an 11-year old black lab.  I asked her mom Penny if she was up for a hike and they both said they’d join me.  It was a gloriously clear day and the view from the top was breathtaking.  There are not many clear days like this on the central coast,…

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Day 2 Carpinteria to Morro Bay

By Bob Cooney | Jul 24, 2015

Met a fellow camper this morning that gave me some tips on surf spots north of SF.  I’ll let you know how they work out.  He’s a SUPer but I didn’t hold that against him. The surf at the campground was pretty small.  Checked out Santa Claus beach in Carpinteria hoping for something to surf, but the beach was full of surf schools and the waves were 1 foot at best. Decided I really lucked out…

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Day 1 San Clemente to Carpinteria

By Bob Cooney | Jul 23, 2015

Wow.  It was really hard to overcome the lack of inertia.  So many things go through your head when preparing for something like this.  All fear-based.  I am glad I took the time to do the floorboards, and I also had a little accelerator pedal funk that I fixed Wednesday morning.  It was sticking and turned out the pedal was bent.  I guess 40 years of drag racing will do that.  Ha. Leaving home was…

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Tomorrow

By Bob Cooney | Jul 21, 2015

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner…

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