Wasteland Kings

Tag: fishing

I want to be great. I don’t want greatness for the sake of greatness though. While it’s incredible to achieve something important or worthwhile, that’s not what I seek. My search is for the approval of others and my God. I assume being great will result in others and God giving me approval. I hope this approval will give me the affirmation my heart desires. With this affirmation, I hope to defeat the insecurities which plague me. One of the…

“Hit it, hit it” I feel heavy tension in my rod as I snap it up into the air. The fight begins as the fish starts pulling one way and the other with the intent of getting off my line. Again a smile spreads across my face as my entire world focuses down into just the battle in front of me. This is the third and final day of fishing on the Bighorn River in Montana. This day stands out…

‘Hit’ I snap my right arm up and bring the fly rod with it. My fishing guide called out ‘hit’ because I hooked a fish and a big smile spreads across my face as I begin the fight to get it in the boat. Torque, tension, and excitement define my entire world in this moment. I’ve been catch and release fishing in Fort Smith, Montana for a couple days and that’s where I’m posting from. I still have another day…

This is the end of my story from last week. With my story about my first crush and fishing, I want to show that control had become everything in my life. It didn’t matter if it was a girl I wanted to date, pornography, or just a fishing trip; I just wanted control. That need for control of course didn’t end well and I had to choose between holding onto that need and trusting a God I could never control…

This is another section from what I’m calling the swing chapter. This is the chapter where I transition from talking about taking control of my life to giving that control back to God. In this section, I talk about how my addiction to control impacted me in a really negative way. As always feel free to let me know what you think. Fishing and women are two popular subjects among men and they both play an interesting role in my…