Sunday, January 24, 2016


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.


  1. Wise choice. Fortune favors the bold.

  2. Good on you Leslie. Follow your instincts.

  3. just happened upon your blog, Lezlie.....good for you! I wish you much fun & freedom with your new adventure !!!

  4. Great decision and glad to hear you are Texas200 bound.
    We'll be in Alaska on Plover but will look forward to hearing about it.