"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Journal Thoughts

>> Tuesday, October 27, 2009

“Journal Thoughts” - Anonymous

Getting to know people is one of the benefits to being in such a small living space. You make friends with people you never knew before, in a way that is totally unique to this experience. In our watch group , we have many different personalities. We may never have spent time together if it wasn’t for this trip. We’ve all seen each other learn and make mistakes. We’ve seen each other at all hours of the day and night. It’s an experience unique to our group. We’ve had some rough patches, and times when we had to drop what we were doing and support one another. We have a type of “Breakfast Club” dynamic going on. We have been taken out of our comfort zones to complete this challenge together.
“Who will love you? Who will fight? Who will fall far behind?” – Skinny Love, Bon Iver

Bow watch is a good time to get perspective and self –reflect. It is the only time you’re alone, but you’re not lonely. It is interesting to think about where you were a year ago, and where you are right now. You’ve changed so much, but you don’t realize it while its happening. Even in the past few weeks there has been so much to learn; from basic knot tying to calling sails. Time is slipping by though, already we have less than a month left of our voyage. If all this change happened in the few short weeks we have been on Ocean, what will happen in the next few weeks? What about next year? If we’ve made it this far, the possibilities are endless.
“When everything is lonely I can be my own best friend. I’ll get a coffee and the paper, have my own conversations.”
- Brighteyes


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