We bought a boat. Yesterday. It is a 27’ cruising boat, often called a pocket cruiser. Sleeps 4 people, with a tiny galley and a head. It’s a single engine, it has a generator so we can use the air conditioning when we are anchored out. It’s perfect to spend a few days at a time on, and cruise the waters around here. We are excited, to say the least. It will be a couple weeks before it sees the water, since we are having the engine and generator completely gone through and serviced, and we have a lot of clean-up to do, as well as get the boat outfitted properly.
I am more than excited. I have often said that my old boat, that I had with my ex, kept me married far longer than I should have been because I didn’t want to give up that part of my life. I so love being on the water. Finally, I realized that when it gets bad, it’s bad, and no matter how much I loved the boating life, it couldn’t make up for living with a controlling abusive man, who just got worse with each passing day.
I wrote off the boating life, and focused on life. Period. I wanted a joyful life. I think that finally, after what Dan calls a few left turns, I have that in all areas of my life. Manifestation of my dreams. But now…now! I have the opportunity to get back on the water, with a man I just adore who will match my enthusiasm, and who treats me like gold.
I am in awe of the way the universe has conspired in my behalf over the last 11 years. Even though there were times I couldn’t see it, it was all working for me, to bring me here, and now. To give me financial security from my divorce, to finding the right home in Florida, to living close to my family, to finding a circle of friends down here that are wonderful, and most of all, bringing Dan and I together, with perfect timing. To find someone whose dreams are so compatible with mine, and his nature so compatible with mine, is amazing. A real partnership, at last, which allows us to fearlessly buy a boat together. Which gives me back a part of my life that I thought was in the past.
So, today, I am grateful, and excited, and happy. I hope I don’t sound like I’m bragging, because I am so not. I am just so grateful, and needed to express that, to put it out into the universe.
As always, love and light to all.