As I pass into my 44th year in life I finally feel like I am where I need to be and following the proper course.
I have always known that I would sail off before my 45th birthday and spend my retirement exploring the world. At 44 I figure I am at or close to half life so now that I have entered my final glide path each day wasted represents another of my life that I will never get back.
I work in sales on 100% commission, the problem is that there is always one big potential deal looming, its like gambling always waiting for the big payoff that never comes. I have made a firm commitment that when I have no more active deals in the pipe I will pack up and move on. I’m still hoping to sail down the coast but don’t feel it is safe without a crew mate on board. Regardless of where I end up I know my days in Bellingham are growing short and its so hard thinking of all the good friends I will be leaving behind in this wonderful little town.
I still have no primary form of propulsion but My friend Mathew has been making me a Yuloh and its coming along quite well. If I close the deals I have now I will set sail in basic but un-completed boat with less than $500.00 dollars in my cruising kitty. This may seem foolish but I’m not setting off to circumnavigate, I am slowly sailing towards a better more fulfilling life and will make it as far as I get each day, week, month, and year. Each day is a blessing, get the most out of it that you can as It may be your last.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~Lao-tzu