Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mid-Life Crisis?!

I haven't had too much to write about lately ... still working and planning!

Nirvana is still patiently waiting for a paint job in the boatyard, and she'll probably be waiting until the end of May before she gets some attention.  The end of May .. that's when we figure our daughter will be settled into her house and Ken's schedule opens up a bit.

In the meantime, I've been gettin' antsy!  I'm fine with waiting until the summer to get Nirvana painted and back in the marina, but after that I'm wanting to move forward .. full force!  Maybe I'm going through a mid-life crisis, but I wanna get going.  I'm not craving a fancy sports car or botox, but I have this strong sense of urgency.  

A few of our friends have passed away, I know way too many people that have battled cancer, and know others that aren't able to travel for one reason or another.  So if I'm lucky enough to keep my health, I have to hope that Ken is also lucky.  If that isn't enough, I have to hope that our parents stay healthy for a while!  I don't like the odds as I get older.  Ken and I will be 50 years (young) next year, so even if we keep in good health and nothing tragic happens, we're past the half-way mark.  Every year goes by faster than the last, and I remember celebrating my mom's 50th birthday .. it seems like it was just a few years ago.  Damn, time flies.

Perhaps I should have named our site "3/4 Life Cruising"!

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!


The Cynical Sailor said...

Like you guys, we've waited until closer to that 50 year mark to make this a full-time thing. Your post really resonated with me, realizing how quickly time is going by and watch folks get ill etc. But not to worry, you guys will get out there soon enough and it will be fabulous!

Laura and Hans said...

Time really does fly by quickly the older we get. I know people think we're nuts because we really have nothing but the boat and we're blowing through our savings, but if we waited until every thing was 'perfect' we would never leave the dock! You're getting close! Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I am the poster boy for this blog. We were waiting to get last child out of college. Two years to take off. I had my first heart attack at 47. Decided to wait a year and go. Eleven months later I had another blockage. Waited another year. Yep. Eleven months I had the big one. After 18 months I wanted to go so bad, but am always short of breath. Gave up and sold the boat. Now I just get to watch and dream. Go small, go ASAP. Don't look back. You cannot get time back. Ken

Shirl said...

Follow your dreams before it is to late. I am so glad we did; if we would have waited Ted would have never lived his dream. I am so greatful I have so many wonderful memories that will always be with me. Best of all I now have my very own guardian angel. Sail on my friends; Sail On!!

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