On my first day of sailing, the owner of Bittersweet Landing Boatyard took pity on me and showed me how to rig my sails as he pushed my 30 foot S2 away from the dock. The first night was quite terrifying and I asked myself, “Why on earth would I want to leave the comfort of a couch and Netflix?”

I bought a boat because I was bored; and like most things in life, I got a little more than I bargained for. There comes a point in life where no one holds your hand anymore and you just have to go out there, totally screw up and take a face plant. I am not God’s gift to anything in life really, except for learning the hard way. I find that to be an effective way of learning, and sometimes entertaining. My philosophy in life is to ask myself, “What would make my life a good story?”

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