As the one year anniversary of the launch of Richardson Media Group steadily approaches, I've been thinking a lot about the important milestones we've hit so far and what's up ahead for year two and beyond. It's been an incredibly exciting and rewarding first year, full of surprises, many hard-won victories and a few tough defeats. I've summarized the top three major milestones here:
My son found himself in a boat for the first time during the fall of his junior year of high school. What started out a part-time experiment, has turned into a full-time passion. Now he rows six days a week, and on the seventh day, he's thinking about it. I'm thrilled that he has found something that excites him so much, that's a healthy pursuit and one that has taught him so many invaluable skills, not to mention the side helpings of determination, commitment, extreme fitness and pure joy derived by the sport. Excruciating pain notwithstanding, he will tell you there's nothing like a 2K sprint.
This past weekend I participated in my 16th annual walk for cancer research. Along with about fifty other participants, I walked 30 miles over two days to raise money for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Throughout the weekend, as we logged our miles, we connected with new friends, helped each other stay motivated, and re-discovered our inner perseverance (as well as, a few blisters.)