Everywhere I travel I'm continually reminded about the fundamental reality
of human existence: life is short and death is long.
I'm not worried about death nearly as much as I'm worried about life.
As far as death is concerned, there's very little I can do about it.
It's going to happen sooner or later, and later is
better, but death really isn't the problem. It's life that presents
such a dilemma.
You see, I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of living. What
other reason could there be for not living my dreams?
Take a look at these sarcophagi overlooking the Turkish coastline. Do
you hear what they are saying? If you listen closely here's what
"Life is short, life is short, life is short."
"Live your dreams, live your dreams, live your dreams."
"You have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to
The sarcophagi are right. I should be living my dreams, and I have
nothing to lose.
The problem is I have too many dreams, and I'm running out of time.
My dream of sailing around the world on a yacht took eleven years to
accomplish and a modest pile of money to make it happen. The trip
around the world was an awesome adventure that I shared with my family, but
it was also hard work. It's much easier to work nine to five and
make bun prints in the sands of time than it is to sail around the world on
a yacht. That's why so few people are sailing around the world, and so
many are making bun prints.
I have two Defender Land Rovers kitted out for a driving trip around the
world. They have roof racks, high lift jacks, sand ladders, spare
tires - all the gear is there ready for the trip from Cape Town to Cairo.
The only thing lacking is me. I've got to fan the flames of desire to
the point I buy the airline ticket and set off on another adventure.
I also have written five books that I'm waiting to publish. But to
do that I need to invest the next two years in promotional activities to
make the books financially viable.
My problem is that I am one person with too many dreams. I'm living on the horns of a
dilemma. Try sitting on a horn for a couple of years, and you'll
understand what I'm talking about.
The thought has passed through my mind that I should chuck all of this in
and continue sailing around the world on a second circumnavigation.
Cruising is affordable, relaxing, and fun, and there's thousands of
the South Pacific that I want to visit.
So, what's a person to do. I'm not sure just yet, but I know what a
person shouldn't do. He shouldn't sit around feeling sorry for himself
immobilized by fear and inertia. That would be dying before his time.
I guess the only way out of this dilemma is to pick one dream and go for
it with all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength, and that's exactly
what I'm going to do. That's my master plan.
Come back to this web site in a few months and find out what happens.
It's decision time, and after that, it's time to rock and roll. I can
hardly wait to see what happens.