I know there must be folks out there who are thinking that the ‘Gleda’ Project has died. After two years of intense activity focussing on the build, 2009 turned out to be a year of huge change. Partly from necessity and partly from desire I made the decision to stop building the boat and to start building a future. A future where I had control of my destiny and the freedom to choose my direction.
I have invested a huge amount of time and effort to get to where I am now and although I’ve had feelings of doubt and guilt about my decision I now know that it was absolutely the right one. If I hadn’t made it then I would at best have ended up with a boat I couldn’t use or at worst I would never have completed her.
I’ve gone down many blind alleys this last six months or so but, with perfect timing, my direction is becoming clearer and I now know what I need to do. I am incredibly optimistic going into 2010. a new decade, a new start, an exciting future. My new blog www.lifesteading.com gives me a better platform to talk about my plans away from ‘Gleda’ so please pay a visit if you’re interested.
My plan for 2010 is simple:
- To become self sufficient financially
- To create more build time and more flexibility to work when it suits me
- To significantly advance the build with a view to getting ‘Gleda’ on the water in summer 2011
For now I’d like to thank you all for your continued support and wish you all a Very Happy Christmas if you celebrate it and a Very Happy Holiday if you don’t.
May 2010 be as exciting for you as it will be for ‘The Gleda Project’