It turns out I am going through a 1/4- 1/3rd life crisis. In less than two weeks, I’ll have my last day at my new Oil & Gas job and I’m headed to the beautiful British Virgin Islands to cook and clean on a chartered yacht. If you just said, “Wow”, you’re not alone. I would say about 95% of people I have told about this last minute adventure have had that same word slip out of their bewildered looking mouths. I can’t say I didn’t think it once or twice myself. Sometimes I can’t believe it’s happening.
You might be wondering, “Why you?” Popular question; my Mom posed the same one. Thanks Mom, it’s a wonder I have any self-esteem at all . . .
Without asking the Captain of the yacht, I can’t give you a definite answer of why I was chosen. I can only provide my take on the situation. If you have been following my blog at all, you know I like being a housewife and in my opinion, I’m a great one. The yacht adventure gives me the opportunity to pursue this and of course, the wonderful climate doesn’t hurt. I am not a risk-taker; I have always been very calculated in making all of my life decisions. That’s a good thing, but taking this leap could mean an even greater future. Yesterday, my doctor told me, “You never hear older people complaining about doing too much travelling in their younger days, they are always saying they wish they’d have done more.”
I think this is a big reason why I’m leaving my fiance, friends, family, and job to pursue this new experience. I’ve never done that one big, once-in-a-lifetime thing just for myself. Some may view it as selfish, but this is something that could change my life in a very positive way.
And the other reason I’m going? To get away from this awful thing they call the “Rat Race”. Afterall, I AM Lady Leisure.