Well the anxiety is relentless. Still 60 plus days to go and I so want to be sailing already.
Good news is the house goes on the market tomorrow and we may have a buyer for our business. Nothing in stone yet, but at least there is potential.
So how do I make the time go by faster? It’s not like I don’t have anything to do, but still I spend an awful lot of time calculating number of actual work days compared to number of days worth of both sick pay and vacation. (Not good there is still at least three weeks of work left.) Otherwise I’m shopping for a boat or reading Cruising World or The Commodore’s Bulletin from SSCA or Jimmy Cornell’s World Cruising Routes. All this in the approximately 3 minutes and 37 seconds of spare time I have each day.
That’s how I make the time go by. Focus on the dream/ goal. I know properties have to sell. I know we have to downsize. (Boy do we have to downsize.) How does a family who used to live on a boat just 10 short years ago accumulate so much stuff? The sad part is how hard it is to get rid of some of this stuff. How can I possibly be that emotionally attached to such material things? Another question is how can live without some of this stuff. Electronics like computers routers modems. Game systems like Wii and Wii fit. Dressers, closets full of junk, tools. The list goes on. Oh yeah, focus on the goal! It does make getting rid of stuff easier. Anna and I keep telling each other we have to be ruthless when it comes to downsizing. RUTHLESS!!!
I realize that none of what I’ve mentioned actually speeds up time, but time is a concept. The same amount of time can be too much time or too little time depending on what needs to be done and how you look at it. Like my retirement eligibility date of Sept 27. There is way to much time until that date, but that is nowhere near enough time to get the things done we need to before then. That’s how you speed up time. Put it into reality.