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Re: Where are the younger people?

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Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
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Children are the death of dreams to me. O ce you have them especially more than one and especially in this day and age, you are now a slave to your kids and sailing and cruising is gone.

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I guess that's a rather blunt way of saying that you made a decision based on the lifestyle that you want to live.

We chose to not have children but I don't view children as a "death to dreams." It was just a different path I decided to take based on how I want to live. I was fortunate to find a partner who shares my feelings. We love our nieces and nephews and enjoy sailing and other activities with them. We just never felt ready for the full-time responsibility of raising children and then age took care of the decision more or less.

There are lots of cruisers and sailors with children. Not everyone has to make a choice between the two. I love seeing kids enjoying the sailing and cruising life and seeing how their world expands. It keeps me hopeful.

Donna


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