On creating something that lasts
At some point in time I must have read an article on the subject of creating a legacy because I had those exact words jotted down on my “things to write about” list. To tell the truth though, at this moment, I can’t remember exactly what inspired me to write that note. I do recall thinking at one time about how our past efforts sharing the martial arts with people probably had a broader, more significant, and potentially longer lasting effect on people’s lives than what we’re doing now. Every now and then though, we receive a message like the one below, that leads me to believe that what we’re presently doing isn’t entirely selfish, and it makes me feel good.
Hi Mike & Rebecca!
First off, thank you once again for all the inspiration you’ve provided us!
Well, it’s finally here. Sold the house, sold the vehicles, sold all land possessions, retired young-ish, spent the last 3 months in full-time boat prep mode, and in 48hrs we launch and move aboard! We’ll shakedown cruising Maine waters until sometime in September. Then, we’re following your wake down the ICW!! Eventually to the Bahamas and beyond.
I’m not sure how to explain what an amazing influence you have been on helping make our dream a reality. I follow Rebecca’s fitness page as well. It’s been great for planning how I can continue to train while afloat!
We sincerely thank you for sharing your adventures.
…and of course, Betty was your 1000th follower so, we had to do it for her free sundowner. 🙂
In all seriousness though, thank you both!!
I sure hope we catch up with you sometime!
Jim & Betty
Que Sera Sera
Thank you so much for sharing, Jim and Betty… you made me smile!