There has been an uneasiness within me for months now. I felt the need for change, but me being the cautious one by nature, I was reluctant. Change is scary, and the unknown has always scared me.
One day, I kept hearing these words in my head: "Be bold and courageous". Since I'm not getting any younger, and one never knows his tomorrow, I've decided to have fun and enjoy life this year. I want to go and do, and experience life differently. Because my employer expects me to work five days a week and only take a couple weeks off for the whole year, I'm going to have to let them go.
Several months ago, I had a gentleman come to my work and offer me a job in his sail shop. He wanted to expand his business to include canvas work too. At the time, I turned him down because I didn't want to lose my benefits with the current employer. I still don't want to lose the benefits, but working for him, I have more control over my schedule. So, I put in my notice.
What does this mean? It means I will be going to Port Aransas to help with the SNS builds for the Texas 200. This means I will be able to sail in the Texas 200 this year. I will have more freedom to do what makes me happy.