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|08-04-2011 04:11 PM|
|waaarghh||I'm 55 and I still think I'm in my 20's. Too bad the body doesn't agree with the head.|
|06-30-2011 03:53 PM|
I never had cancer, so I don't consider myself as one who fought it. But the tumor was something significant that gave me another perspective and I am thankful.
It did not, however, make me brave enough to test the shoaling near Kent Narrows (Chesapeake Bay) recently and to reach the Wye River we figured in an extra day to sail around the outside of the island. I think we're the last boat in our marina to not go aground there. Maybe we should just get it over with.
Anyway, like you, I do enjoy reading posts from those with more experience. Reading this forum I always find something to add to my notebook.
|06-30-2011 03:34 PM|
Screw this. Donna you would not believe. Twice now right before I am finished with my post I hit backspace and it takes me to the previous page! I lost it all twice! So screw it, there will be no reply to your wonderfully thoughtful post, I am sorry but my patience is currently exhausted!
I will say this however; I am thankful you won your fight against cancer. What a blessing that was and an experience that I am sure added more than a little intestinal fortitude to person.
Lastly, My mantra is that success is happiness. If YOU are happy, then who cares what the world thinks?
I swear I had a pretty solid reply typed up that address each point specifically. Anywhoo, laptops wanna play games and I dont feel like playing anymore.
|06-30-2011 03:03 PM|
|2d Wind||Late 30s and just bought my first boat (S.O.'s second). We also have no kids by choice, but are hoping to include our dogs in our sailing adventures.|
|06-30-2011 01:32 PM|
Harborless, my comments below are only my opinion and not meant to be antagonistic in any way. I'm open to other opinions and a good discussion and willing to hold a mirror to my own to see if I need a reboot. After the recent Radio Check thread I feel like I have to preface all my posts with that disclaimer.
What have I done with my life? Plenty. I don't think anyone should have to justify his or her life to anyone, however. Justification probably wasn't your intent, you might just be curious, but it's a tricky question to ask strangers of whom you have no clue of their background.
|06-30-2011 11:57 AM|
Oldies is a term of endearment not disrespect. I do wonder reading these posts though... Where will I be in 20 years? I can only hope since I am starting so young I will be far away from the daily hustle and bustle. Far off from the wars of oppression and wars of aggression. Nook and crannied in a place where politics consist of where i am and not the world over. Settled into a routine that embodies freedom and expounds living and free-thinking. Surrounded by the people whom I love and who hopefully love me. Lastly, to be somewhere I as an individual truly make a difference. Where the rank and file is still non-existent and the tribe, not the individual, is the greatest commitment.
I read your posts sailors and I wonder. I wonder what you people do and have done with your lives. What places HAVE you seen and what places have you not. Why you are not already far-off and how and why you plan to do so. A part of me uses forums like this and the sailors I am anchored with as motivation to never let the burdens of modern life keep me tied to the dock. Reading your posts makes me more determined than ever to set off into the final frontier and make life into what ever it may.
I sincerely hope you all get out and do whatever dreams have propelled you thus far. One poster put a quote on this site which I read yesterday speaking about how we all set out with the best of intentions but in the end wind up like the countless other multitudes stuck in the quagmire of a bureaucratic world that revolves around pesos, deutch marks, dollars and yen.
No thanks. If Antarctic is the last place on earth where I can escape the current condition in which we live then I'll drop you guys a post card from my igloo.
|06-30-2011 11:27 AM|
46 3/4....... been sailing for nearly 2 years. If I had the $$ & time I would be out there in the deep blue but, I have teenagers and well, they like to eat and all that stuff so... Me and the first mate will get out there some day, soon.
|06-30-2011 11:10 AM|
I guess I am now closer to "mid forties" than "early forties"....
Nonetheless! I am quickly making the break from land and very much enjoy life on the boat (though I am not there permanently yet).
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|06-30-2011 12:56 AM|
Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
Hope it works out for you...I'm 20 years away and counting....
|06-29-2011 06:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Nudibranch View Post
50 is the new 30.
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