So, I figure if I’m not going to post on a regular basis the least I can do is check in every six months or so. No, we haven’t given up the dream, we’re still following the plan. Although there was a bit of a hiccup there for a little bit while I worked on checking off the “new job” box of the master plan. Now that I have that done and out of the way, we can move along to the many other items to check off. Which means, yes, I am back looking at boats again. I’m also getting caught up with folks that I’ve been following in their adventures. Some of which are still planning, some have finished their journeys and are trying to decide what to do next and others have already set their date to toss the dock lines and go.
I realized one of the reasons I’m so looking forward to this while explaining the master plan to an old co-worker that I haven’t seen or talked to in a few years. We were talking about technology and the fact that technology plays a huge part of my life and my career and essentially is indirectly (or directly, depending on the perspective) responsible for making this whole thing possible. The question came up about how am I going to be able to cope with not being constantly connected, constantly available for anyone to get in touch with me or for me to get in touch with them and just overall how will I be able to handle not relying on technology to operate on a day to day basis. It was at that point that the realization hit me. That deep down in my psyche I was yearning to be disconnected. Excited to be relying on as little tech as possible and dependent on my skills as a sailor, the weather, my crew and our vessel for everything that we now take for granted. So I began to think about it, hard. Out of all of it I think one of the things I most look forward to is the sailing. The moving from point A to point B with no other power than what the wind provides. Quietly moving along replacing what used to be sitting in traffic and rushing to be somewhere at a specific time. Now THAT is priceless.