Adjusting the Sails
Until the money runs out or it isn’t fun anymore.
Our canned response to those who asked how long we’d be gone on our sailing adventure.
Surprisingly (to us anyways), the “it isn’t fun anymore” came first. And, it’s come much sooner than anticipated. We thought we’d be sailing for at least a few years, cross the Atlantic; cruise the Med. Although we’ve had an amazing journey on Free Range, we’ve learned that the cruising lifestyle is just not for us. This feeling has crept up on us over the course of the last month and has been slowly growing with each passing day.
The beginning was so much work and frustration and learning – and we loved that part!
The middle – when we were sailing and fixing things and still learning – was equally fun.
Now we have settled into a different rhythm, one that is less appealing to us. It’s kind of like being on vacation. Except all the time. We sail from one amazing beach to another, explore island after island, drink beers, talk with the locals; chat with other cruisers. You’d think this would be a most satisfying lifestyle, right? And I think for a lot of people it is but for us, we feel like something is missing. Like we should be doing more; like we should be more productive; live more meaningfully.
I hate to say it, but we are pretty bored.
We are ready to start up our lives again in Colorado – ready for new challenges and ready for the next chapter in our lives.
I read a sailing quote once:
“When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails”
So, we adjust our sails and move onward to our next great adventure.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends who have supported us in so many different ways as we prepared for our sailing adventure and as we lived it. We did it!
I think we’ll keep eeeeeep going though, so keep checking in on us!
Sara & Stéphane