“…if one is vacilando he is going somewhere but doesn’t greatly care whether he gets there…”
That’s the tag line on our home page. That’s the name of the boat. That’s the quote from the book that inspired this whole journey. That… is the sentiment I have been trying desperately to achieve. The high-ground of “going with the flow” and being in the moment. To be honest… I’ve done a horrible job.
Over the last year of this journey, I’ve been anything but Vacilando. We’ve constantly been trying to get somewhere and I have indeed cared about getting there.
The wisdom and enlightenment that surround being in the moment i guess i do not yet possess.
I shall try again.
The trick is to keep trying.
Thanks. I will.
Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, Chris.
Dannie: I always wanted to be Tonto as a kid. Thanks for following along!
Darla Smith says
Actually Chris, I think you have done a WONDERFUL job. You all have had some bad luck in this last year with the boat, but you have experienced SO much on your journey. Seen SO much, and most important, you have stayed safe. I have said before, yall have done more in a year than most have in a lifetime, so I dont think thats a ” Horrible Job ” I think that is a very big accomplishment. I think alot of others would agree with me. Your the best, and I know my Niece feels the same. Love you guys Aunt D
Thanks Aunt D! We love you too. I completely understand we’ve tackled a lot and for the most part it’s been a success. I think I was simply addressing my lack of ability to just “go with it” and not stress so much about the breakdowns and cash flow. When I sail alone I’m not so worried. I think since we live on the boat and it’s our home now along with the fact that I feel responsible for Mel and Jet’s safety, the pressure ramps up. Every day is a new day and an opportunity to do better than you did yesterday. I keep my thoughts there and appreciate you reading along. Good days and bad!
Day bye day team. I am not there with you and only read your post but it seems although on a journey and a challenging one at times, you guys seem to also enjoy the moment and resting points and where you at the moment at least at times..
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Melody does a much better job at the silver lining thing. I’m old and my vision is not as good… so seeing the silver lining is more difficult! : ) I should wear my glasses more often. We will figure it out and as long as Mel doesn’t clobber me with the frying pan for driving her crazy at times, adjustments will be made and we’ll press on.