A New Project
We’ve been here in Alvor for a fortnight now, it’s perfect for us. It’s free, it’s safe, the town is nice with all the necessary amenities and there’s a friendly little community of like minded sailors anchored around us.
I hadn’t realised how much I needed to rest and wind down. I know that many will think that we’ve just been on one big long holiday and I’m not going to argue, but the challenges of sailing ‘Gleda’ here have taken up some energy and it feels great to have arrived at our destination.
For the first week I did nothing, I sat on deck, I sat in the pod, I took siestas, I worked hard at being lazy (easy for me). But all the while my brain was ticking over and all the while I kept asking myself the same question…. now what?
Sailing around and exploring new places is fantastic but I need something more, I need to be working towards something tangible, something I feel passionate about. For years now I’ve wondered how I could use my experience of building ‘Gleda’ and changing my life to somehow help others who feel like I did before I started the Gleda Project, people who feel like something important is missing from their lives and who can’t see any way to start moving towards their dream. I’m hesitating to use the word ‘purpose’ here, it sounds so pretentious but ultimately I guess that’s what I need…. a purpose.
Long term followers will know that I’ve tried to do this before and that I didn’t follow through, looking back I know that there were two reasons 1) I needed all my energy to keep the Gleda Project going 2) I hadn’t yet made my own dream happen and truth be told I wasn’t sure I could.
Things are different now, I have the time and I have the confidence, I know I can help others do what I’ve done and I want to somehow repay all the good karma I’ve received while I was building.
So here’s the news, I’ve set up a new website – www.NormalityFighter.com
It’s work in progress and right now I have no idea where I’m going with it, but I’m committed to making it a vehicle for helping others and if I’m able to help one person escape normality and live the life they dream of then I’ll have succeeded.
I know that some of you will have no interest whatsoever in this guff and that’s cool, this site will continue to tell the story of my sailing adventures as before but www.NormalityFighter.com will be the platform for all my other musings on Life, The Universe and Everything Else.
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If there’s anyone you think might like the new site please send them the link and feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Thanks for sticking with me folks, I really appreciate it.