I think most people understand “sailing through life” as a metaphor for breezing through your time here on this planet. How you actually get through your days dealing with any sort of struggle is actually more accurate. There are no guarantees here and we have to make the best of the time we have. Just like in sailing… You can take the knowledge you have and plot your course, watch for your weather window and plan your voyage. BUT, there are always things beyond your control. This is where the skill kicks in. You have to adapt and make the best of the situation. You can be going along in life and have the wind taken out of your sails or a storm could come up suddenly and you have to prepare for that. You have to keep yourself safe and do what’s best at a moments notice.
So, this leads me to this part of my journey. I love sailing. I love it so much that I gave up most everything to do it. After my two cancer fights, I came to the conclusion that life wasn’t going to wait for me and I needed to take the helm and take back control. I wanted to live life to the fullest and do it while I could. It comes at a price and I have made sacrifices to do it. I feel like I have paid my dues. Now is the time, while I still can move around swiftly and steadily.
This brings me to the next chapter. Our new boat, well, new to us. She is amazing and I can’t wait to share with you all the incredible fun we will have on her.
Check back in the next few weeks to find out about our first big voyage together!
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