Enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure: “anyone who turns up can join in the fun”.
You know, when it comes to new blog posts, sometimes I can get caught up in the, “All we’ve been doing is sitting on the dock and working on the boat, what is there to write about” frame of mind. I over-analyze topics and question the entertainment value that such posts will hold. Do I really want to write about rebuilding the steering pedestal? NO! I don’t… I want to write about the huge iguana we saw on our dock. I wanna write about the screaming wild parrots that fly over the boat every night. The huge angel fish we see feeding on the algae cover pilings. Sometimes I don’t care if its a “sponsor-worthy” post. I don’t care that it has some passages that are awkward and not punctuated correctly. Frankly, I’m not punctuated correctly so why should my paragraphs be?
Cryptic and meandering is good sometimes. And sometimes… I have to remind myself to have FUN. To open my eyes, gaze up at the swaying palm fronds, stretch and be grateful for such a freaked out, weird existence we’ve created here. Sometimes I must remind myself that the laundry can be done tomorrow. The sneaky little puddle of salt water in the bilge? Screw it. We’re not going off-shore today or tomorrow. It can wait. Melody works so hard all-day-long on that stinking computer and deals with impatient sales-people on a regular basis. She won’t ever take a day off… I understand completely because I’m cut from the same cloth. Work, work, work… But sometimes, like right now~ We have to remember that this… is. Fun. If you’re on a boat, in a condo, apartment, home or high-rise, take a moment to look out the window. If you don’t have a window, find a window… better yet, a balcony. If its raining, so what, go outside… go outside and look around for just a minute and remind yourself to have fun. Time is passing at break-neck speed. Don’t get run down. Pull over to the shoulder of the road and let the crazy rat-race speed right past. Then put your existential flashers on and pull slowly out onto life’s highway and cruise. This is fun damn-it!
There is a beach one mile away from us. It’s almost 3:00 pm on a Monday. The sun is glaring and the sky is blazing azure. I think… and I could be wrong but, I might be able to talk Mel into putting on some shorts, running shoes and jogging to the beach for an afternoon swim. Then, we’ll run back to the boat, cook a lovely dinner and watch the tide flow in. Sounds like fun, right?
Very Well said Chris, and Yes that does sound like fun. We are approximately 3.25 miles from our beautiful white beach and I cant remember the last time we went. THAT, is sad, so yes, that sounds like Fun!!!
That was actually from me,( Aunt Darla ) I dont know why it said anonymous ha ha ha
I figured that was you!! :) We don’t know too many people who live that close to a white sandy beach!!
Sounds like a lot more fun than I’m having right now at work. :-) I was having one of those days where things seem to be going in the wrong direction with the boat/property/money, etc…this is a very timely post. Thanks for reminding me to stop worrying so much and just enjoy the beauty that is a 72 degree spring day….finally! The rest will work itself out. xoxo
Great post, Chris. My wife and I live in Thailand on a small farm and I know how you feel. Somedays I have to stop and just look at the beauty and remember where I am.
We’re actually in Florida– Port St Lucie– for a while looking for a house so I can return to my dreams of sailing– well, I haven’t explained all that to the wife, but she knows.
Beauty is in the mind and you bring that out in your post. Fair winds
KC @ genxfinance says
That sounds like a fun and relaxing day. I wish we could be near the beach to enjoy the sun more.
I wake up every morning and literally want to pinch myself. It is pretty amazing how easy it is, even in this lifestyle, to get caught up in work work work. Fun is good, we should all have it more often. :)