Just a quick update from the Vacilando crew. I know we’re not sailing or posting regularly but I still have some serious love for my Vacilando peeps and our time aboard. We met some of our best friends while cruising and treasure those days but, as you well know, life is about change.
If there was a silver lining to Covid, it was to remind me that adaptability and reinvention are part of life. Sometimes we don’t get to choose when we decide to tackle either one.
Melody and I just celebrated our sixteenth year together and when it comes to benchmarks like birthdays and anniversaries, I get a bit sentimental. This year was no different. Memorial Day 2022 marked ten years to the day that we cut ties and went cruising. Ten years!
We’re so grateful for the time we spent on our Cal 35, the original Vacilando, and for the few short years we spent aboard Finch. I still love and miss both of those vessels.
So where are we now?
We’re still in Baja. We’re still on the water and we’re still digital nomads but we’ve learned to slow down our pace. I’ll be honest, the one thing people don’t really tell you about traveling and living full-time on the move is that it’s exhausting. We did it for ten years and I’m not gonna lie, locking into some quality time with friends feels pretty good.
The reason for today’s update? Well, as I sit here working, some dark clouds are rolling across the Sea of Cortez. An old Monk 36 trawler bobs on its anchor and I wonder if the dude knows what’s coming or if he even cares. As the palms begin to sway and bend to dump the breeze, I am kinda thankful I’m not having to worry about the conditions or whether or not my anchor is set well.
Personal updates: Melody is still doing what she does, helping successful women build their online businesses. She’s launched her own business as well. She’s a boss and I’m in awe of her on a daily basis.
Me? I launched a new podcast in late June called The Mind Unset. I’m having a great time writing, recording, and producing the show. It’s not the same as Vacilando but if you feel like checking in from time to time, give a listen. I’d love to hear from you. Yes, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite app.
Having folks listen from cities all over the world takes me back to my music days. It makes me feel connected to something and not so far away. I think that’s what I enjoyed most about keeping this blog going. It was a connection to a part of our lives that we don’t want to let go of. It’s been a long time but life goes on, differently.
We’ll always be wanderlusters at heart. We’ll always keep a weather eye and be ready to go at a moment’s notice. I don’t think that’ll ever leave us. But for this particular moment, we’ve got our feet in the sand and… we bought a toaster. Gasp!
I know right. Next is a couch. Please… slow your roll. I’ll let ‘cha know if that happens.
I’m not sure if anyone’s out there but I’m casting a line. Stay well. Live large.