Originally Posted by imagine2frolic
This has been since July. I started with information on our travels, and as more information came forward about my growth the more quiet I became. Finally today I got the news it is very confined. I have been wanting to type this thread for a month. I thought it best to only type it when there was good news.
I wanted it to be about sailing, and not about me. Now that I know I can return to the boat healthy. I can type the thread. I juat want to promote some thinking, and already it is working. It's about living life..........i2f
I am really happy for you. That opening post was sad but also beautiful and more beautiful since you are returning to shape again.
I guess that all of us that are well past 50 think about the time that we still had to fulfill our dreams. Personally I have a simplistic way to get over it. I consider that I had already a happy and fulfilled live and that all years I still have ahead are a kind of Bonus
, big or short, we will see, but a bonus anyway.
I am about to retire from my "fixed job" to remain only with the other adaptable job, one that I enjoy and that I can program at my will. I hope to stay on the water and cruise for several uninterrupted months each year, I hope to cruise more by car but I don't plan to stay much time away from my kids (even if they are grown up now ) or given up on the job that gives me pleasure and personal fulfillment.
I believe that one of the secrets to live a happy life is not expecting too much (but never give up to try to do better) and have many loves, I mean, many things that are important to you and that you really enjoy to do, so much that you can say: I love it
. That reminds me that I have promised myself to fly again, as soon as I semi-retire. I love flying...but I have not done that for almost 40 years. That's a forgotten love that I want to recover son...If I have the time
Regards, and all the best to you and your lovely wife,