|Photo by Karina|
There is an undeniable side-effect when writing blog posts about our adventures in the sun. In spite of including some of our misadventures, sometimes I think they may be unintentionally misleading.
Obviously, long-term voyaging on a boat comes with all kinds of challenges. What I mean is, it's not a get-away from life's troubles. It's not running away from "Life" with a capital L.
When voyaging is a way of life, it is life. You have crises, you get restless, you miss your loved ones, you have grumpy days and sad days.
I still find it hard to find balance between must-dos and want-to-dos. Surprise! I always have had a hard time finding a healthy balance in my day-to-day life in Canada. Here I am in Mexico, plagued with the same challenges. And more. When loved ones go through tough times, or you're having a rough time far away from loved ones, it can feel very lonely and frustrating. Sure, we don't have to deal with the incessant rain during Victoria winters and we don't work 9 to 5 jobs. Sure, it's cool to swim with sea lions. But sometimes, you just want to have a cup of coffee with a loving friend and talk about life without going through the small-talk that begins friendships when you're out cruising.
I still get down. I still sometimes feel melancholic. There are times I feel guilty admitting this to people back home. I should be "happy" all the time - I'm living my dream. Well, being a flawed human being and this being real life, the reality of my dream comes with flaws and adversity too.
Yes, I still think it's worth it. Life comes with its challenges whether you're exploring islands in the Sea of Cortez or you are juggling work and commitments in Victoria. So, my apologies if I've given you the wrong impression. Life is great here. But sometimes it sucks too. It's life after all.