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Am I Nuts?.....And if so, what do I do now?
I love sailing for the adventure, peace, challenge and beauty that it brings. And I have enjoyed moorings for the sense of "coming home" that pulling up in the dinghy brings. Also, the communion with the sea that staying at a mooring brings to my mind; the quiet is also a significant plus.
My wife loves people, and now we're at a slip. At the far end. So it's quieter there, and she has her "house on the shore", and it's convenient since we have a dog. But the almost-enforced social life is driving me nuts.
This past weekend was especially bad, and so this is more of a rant than it would have been otherwise. It's evolved (for me) so that I dread the trips to/from the boat down the dock as a myriad of "hello's" and greetings that become a pain.
I don't dislike people, but I seem to have a lower than normal threshold for socialization. I'm leery of turning down invites because a) I know my wife would enjoy the company and b) because I don't want to be offensive to the "inviters".
Anyone else face this issue, and if so, what did you do? Also, do you know anyone like this, and how do you react when they appear disinterested in your company? I've even considered a second boat at a mooring, but his-her boats seems extreme and weird. But.....it's my life too, and it's not getting any longer.
Thanks in advance