Life is about learning, exploring and expanding your comfort zones.
Whenever you make a shift, you’re bound to go through emotions and even a decent dose of naysayers who want to interject their words of caution and try to steer you away from your dreams.
- You better have a lot of $$$ to keep that thing on the road/water!
- What about when ____ happens??
- How are you going to handle ____ ??
- You don’t strike me as a <handy/resourceful/adventurous/RV/boat> person.
We’ve heard it all (and are hearing it all again).
You probably have too when you’ve announced big plans. Maybe you’re getting ready to RV, switch careers, move across country, move from boating to RVing, RVing to boating, overlanding, space ships.. whatever.
Here’s a quick video we shot this morning on our walk, trying to capture some thoughts as we embark on our next big adventure:
There is of course a difference between jumping in without a parachute with a blindfold on (and hey, that can be fun too!), and going in with eyes wide open to the reality.
No amount of preparations however will ever fully prepare any of us for the adventures ahead of us. We each have to find our own balance between planning and pursuit.
Go in with confidence that you’re comfortable with the choices you’ve made, the preparations you’ve done and can handle whatever else comes up. That’s the greatest strength any of us have.
Don’t get trapped by your own labels either, remember they are best used as descriptions for what you’re doing – not prescriptions for your future.
The path you take in life is yours alone to take. Whether you succeed or fail (or more likely, somewhere in-between) – it’s YOUR story to write.
Life is too freakin short to let naysayers keep any of us down!
Carry on, friends. We will too!
Update: We are mere days (hours?) from being new boat owners as we start integrating in our next adventure of exploring the Great Loop by America’s waterways, canals and rivers.
We’re super full of excitement, and can’t wait to share with you our decision process of what we bought and give you a tour!