For me 2014 has been the year of change, among the most important. I got divorced, dissolved my Company, and We are selling our home. So here in a few months all the loose ends will be tied and I will have Zero to tie me down. Ten years ago when i was 19 i sold my car and wandered to Asia
for some adventures, i spent six months backpacking. I learned more about myself than i could have imagined, and living out of a bag was freedom like i had never known.
So now.. what to do? what to do? oh i know. I'll sell everything i own and buy a sailboat and become a liveaboard
cruiser. Then I will just wander off and get lost
in the North American Pacific coastline for a year.. or so. I grew up inland and have no sailing experience but I have had a couple motor
boats, I went to an automotive tech school
, I have worked on boats, bikes, dragsters, daily drivers aircraft, I'm handy. What the heck. it all makes total sense.. right? haha I do feel like I'm probably a little nuts but really who isn't?? i have told my clients and a couple close friends but other than that it will be a surprise to the rest of my social network. I figure the less people know what I am up to at this point the less I will have to hear people try and talk me out of it.
Why sailing? Really, why not!
Since the first time i laid eyes on the ocean, swam in her cool salty water
, she felt like home more than any other home. If i have vacation
time, i want to be on or near the water
. It just feels right. i suppose it has been a quiet almost religious obsession most of my life. i thought about renting
a room on the coast somewhere but then I would be tied down. I am at a point in my life that i need to take some time and find myself, we all can so easily fall into the work routine with out ever learning
who we are. I lost
sight of what is important, i think this is a good way to take some time, figure some things out, learn some lessons, do a little travel, have adventures, make new friends, and most importantly find myself.
since I don't know what I am doing yet, but I trust where I am lost others will help me. I openly welcome any tips, advice, assistance, encouragement, $$ (lol) etc. I have an idea about whats ahead but other than that right now I have lots of questions! and lots to do! but if we went into our adventures with all the details laid out we would probably decide they are bad ideas haha. Besides the unknown is what makes it an adventure. life for me isn't about the destination
, its about the journey and all the wonderful souls along the way!
Cheers and wish me luck! Thanks!