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Trailing Thoughts: Life is Like a River

Adam Garr


Our lives, much like a river carving through a canyon, are never on a set path. If you aren’t happy with the direction your life is going, you can always change the flow of your river.

A year ago, I found myself mired in a job that I found to be morally at odds with my personal values and unfulfilling on a professional level. I traveled to Big Bend National Park in Texas, hoping to unplug from turf for a while and reflect on my career and my life path.

In Santa Elena Canyon I watched the Rio Grande carve its way through rock and sand on its way to the sea, just as it had for millennia. Here I realized that I was in charge of the flow of my life, my personal river, and it was time to change direction.

Within months of this trip, I left a career in sales to pursue my dream. I got back on a golf course with the goal of reconnecting with my passion. I rededicated myself to finding my true purpose in this industry.

Nearly a year into this, am I where I want to be? Not just yet. But I’m finally flowing in the right direction and I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.


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Adam, thank you for your honesty and humility.  Very happy for you, your family and TurfNet.   Publicly sharing takes strength but as you know,  helps “lift everyone’s boat”.   Wishing you tremendous success in 2024.

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