Litha Crew Post from February 16, 2022

I’ve always loved New England because they have distinct seasons.  Seattle has a few weeks of summer, and maybe a couple days of snow.  The rest of the year feels the same.  Around 55 degrees and light rain.  (Although I do miss hoodie weather.)

When we sailed in the tropics, we also only had one season.  Sun, sun, and more sun.  I thought I wanted that.  I dreamed of spending day after day on a beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear water.

You know what?  There’s only so many perfect beach days you can experience before you’re ready for a change.  I know, I’m probably going to get a lot of crap for saying this.  There were so many perfect islands on our journey, that they all sort of started to blend together in our minds.  Especially on the Pacific side of Panama.  We’d sail to our next destination and think, “I don’t know… this perfect beach is not as perfect as the last perfect beach.”  Seriously we did that.

You know that saying, “The grass is always greener?”  I really understand what that means.  It doesn’t matter how many times you reach the dream you’ve been striving for… There’s always another dream.

Our lives have seasons and we continue to change.  It’s ok to change your mind once you reach a goal.  It’s ok to look forward to the next season and start to say goodbye to the last one.  It spices things up and keeps life interesting.

I’m kind of done with the snow right now, and I’m looking forward to longer, warmer days, but I really do love the winter and I look forward to the next one.

This is another really great lesson for me to read right now over a year later.  I hope it speaks to you too.  ❤️