"It's awesome, completely rewarding, completely frustrating and completely tiring but you wouldn't change it for the world."
Amazingly, CYMS opener Sammy Dwyer isn't talking about cricket - despite all of those things objectively being true about the sport.
Dwyer's reflecting on the result of the "massive rollercoaster" of a year in twin boys Maxwell and Thomas, who at five months old have the new father absolutely smitten ahead of Friday night's Royal Hotel Cup do-or-die semi-final with St Pat's Old Boys.
Dwyer and wife Katie took months off to travel Australia, with Katie falling pregnant just before the couple were due to leave Orange.
They went anyway, spending four or five months travelling up the east coast as far as Cape York before being forced to move to Sydney for the few months before the birth.
The twins were born eight weeks premature and while they were perfectly healthy, the new parents had to spend time in the big smoke while the boys grew before heading back to Orange.
It has - understandably - turned his world upside-down.
He's pretty good to learn off and at the age of 27 I'm still learning. You don't get the opportunity to do that at that age that often.CYMS opening bat Sammy Dwyer talking about Mick Delaney
"It's crazy. What you thought was the norm's now not. You wouldn't change it," Dwyer said of fatherhood.
However, one thing is back to normal. After a season away from the sporting field, Dwyer's been back in the green and golds for CYMS' Royal Hotel Cup campaign - and he's loved every second of it.
"Cricket is a good outlet, I get to get away and it breaks up the work and home and it lets me get around the boys," he said.
He hasn't just been making up numbers, either - no, Dwyer has formed the most dangerous opening combination in the Royal Hotel Cup alongside Mick Delaney at the top of CYMS' order, with the duo striking fear into the hearts of opening bowlers across the competition.
The pair didn't come together at the top of the order until halfway through the campaign, but in their two digs together have put on 139 and 56 for the first wicket.
In that first score, Dwyer hit a 32-ball 71 and whalloped four fours and six sixes while Delaney hit 111 at the other end from 61 deliveries as CYMS posted 3-220 to bury Centennial Bulls.
The second game he said "it wasn't coming on as easy" and was one of the "worst" games he's played despite hitting 35.
Delaney and Dwyer sit first and seventh in the season rankings, with the latter hitting 129 runs at 43 from his three starts, and he said it was nice to see he was able to still hit a few without middling them - although his partner up the other end is a huge part of that.
"Opening with Pup (Delaney) takes a lot of the pressure off," he said.
"He's aggressive one minute and caressing the ball the next whereas I'm more aggressive from the get go.
"I'm trying to get bat on ball and trying to work his way through it but Pup never misses a beat, although I hope I haven't put the mozz on him."
Dwyer and Delaney have played together more times than not when the former has been on the park, and the 27-year-old said he's always looked up to the man they call 'Pup' - and still does.
"I do look up to him, you can't help but look up to someone who plays with the form and the professionalism he does," Dwyer said.
"He's pretty good to learn off and at the age of 27 I'm still learning. You don't get the opportunity to do that at that age that often."
But beyond Delaney, Dwyer said the whole side had been pulling their weight this season.
"If we're falling over anywhere there's always guys who are stepping up," he said.
The perfect example was in CYMS' last start against Orange City, when the Warriors "got off to a flyer" before being pegged back in the middle overs.
"We bowled our way to that win," Dwyer said.
"As a unit we're clicking and coming into finals, that was the perfect game we needed. You don't want to come in with a walk in the park and I feel like we did that."
While there is some pressure going into finals unbeaten, he's nonplussed now games are elimination.
"Admittedly if you're the front runner you want to be there at the end," he said.
"You've got to take it game by game. We'd like to make the grand final but got to put in the work first."
Orange CYMS host St Pat's Old Boys at Wade Park from 6.30pm at Wade Park.
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