Time flies

108-2.jpgTime flies by, another week towards boat launch has gone and we are so exited to move aboard. Most of our belongings are sold and on Monday we will uncover our boat to proceed with the overhaul, only four weeks to launch.

The past weeks we have had the focus on geting rid of things, a lot of things! We can promise it’s not an easy thing to do. But it was not the getting rid of stuff with a sentimental value that was the hard bit. We really know that the only thing that counts is our memories, of all our friends, relatives and experiences not the things that represents them. Things are just things, when it comes around they mean absolutely nothing in them selves.

What I didn’t expect was a huge resistance from some persons in our surroundings. Despite the fact that we both are at the age of 30+, some think we can’t make our own decisions, and don’t have the right to decide what to do with our belongings. The things is so important and we are so stupid to make the decision to sell them. This drawn to the point that they wouldn’t speak to us for over a week. We still do not agree with each other but have some understanding and for now we have a truce.

The most interesting observation is that there are few people that have asked us any questions about what we are doing and why we are doing it. It seems like they are just assuming that they “know” and then gets upset in different ways. Sadly some people have accused us for being a lot of ugly things. So it’s now obvious that stuff are more important than relationships and memories. What really bugs me the most is the arrogance and disrespect of our choices, the unmentioned opinion that we apparently can’t decide whats best for our family.

But when you let go of one thing something new can enter your life. To change you must do something new, and we are doing that every day. Constantly pushing the limits of the comfort zone. Every day, new exiting things enter our lives and we are meeting inspiring people that gives us both inspiration, assurance and knowledge. Bit by bit the puzzle comes together.

This Friday we have some errands to the Swedish west coast, and since we are doing this trip we are going to check out some marinas that may be in our interest for the winter season. This may end up as a mini vacation, which is never wrong. The winter has been so long and dark and with some health issues it’s been just horrible to out-stand. But I’m looking at it from the bright side, I will be healthier than ever. As Marica wrote in her blog:

“Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were”

Monday afternoon are booked for boat maintenance, babysitter is arranged and motivation is ordered. We can’t procrastinate anymore, some things must be done before 6th of May so we can move aboard and empty the last in the apartment before the end of May.

The hardest thing right now? Where shall we start! Well we decide that when we are there, we let our intuition and the weather decide for us. Everything solves in one way or another and one thing is for sure, it will never be as expected.

Over and out!

Daniel

2 thoughts on “Time flies

  1. We encountered lots of bewilderment when we moved aboard over 11 years ago — with our ideas, and what we should be doing with our lives. There were even some tears. And worst of all there were/are a lot of people that would rather sit on a couch, watch tv, and let life pass them by. They don’t/didn’t really see the magic in our having of a life.

    Keep pushing forward. It’s a struggle doing your own thing, but we’ve found it rewarding.
    Good luck!
    Scott and Kim

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