Do you miss…?
For years after we left Canada, whenever the subject of our pre-cruising life was brought up, we’d have friends and acquaintances ask us if we missed running our gym. Even though we accumulated countless positive memories from the years and years that we did so, and most certainly do miss the martial arts training itself, we do not miss operating the business. Nor do we miss running charters, in spite of the positive memories that we took from that too.
The related question now being thrown at us is, will we miss cruising? Our answer, which at this point is obviously only speculation, is no, we won’t. Or at least, I don’t think so, not at this stage. Perhaps a year or so from now, after the drama associated with our boat problems is nothing more than a campfire story, we might. But today, when we leave the boat, we’ll be looking forward, and not backward.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein
If we do have a regret associated with leaving, it’s only that we’re doing so at a time when our good friends Steve and Darla could possibly use our help. In just the past week, Darla was admitted to the hospital here in Martinique, and Saturday, only days after we will have departed, she will be making her way back to the States too. Steve, with the help of his son, who’ll be flying in just before Darla leaves, will be sailing their boat down to Grenada where he will lay it up, before following in her footsteps (or airplane contrails as the case may be). I won’t get into the specifics of their situation but if you’re concerned, they’ve posted details on their Facebook page.
Lots of love to our friends on Forever. We will miss them!
As we all know, things can come out of nowhere that can play havoc with even the best laid plans. Looking back on the past, second guessing our decisions, seldom helps. Nor does only living for the future, one that can’t be predicted by anyone. By all means, plan for tomorrow – plant the trees that will be there for generations after you’re gone – but realize that the only certain thing we have is today. We’ll try to make the best of our day, and honestly hope that you will too!