26 March 2018
The Importance Of A Cruising Community When You're Not Cruising
I was having a Facebook conversation with Deb from The Retirement Project the other day about being stuck at Indiantown Marina for the foreseeable future instead of being out on exciting adventures. She reminded me that, if you have to be stuck anywhere, this isn't too bad of a place to be. Being surrounded by a community of cruisers isn't something to take for granted.
Some people are either in the planning stages of setting out to sail and living somewhere far from the water where no one understands their dreams. Others have had to pause their adventures to fill up the cruising kitty and the people that surround them don't understand why they want to leave again.
But when you're stuck at a marina, people get it. They understand your desire to point your boat off to new and exciting ports of calls. Their excitement as they head off is contagious. The stories they share when they come back are infectious. They nourish your dreams. In short, a cruising community is pretty darn important when you're not cruising.
Some people find their community around them and others find it through online groups, forums, and blogs. But not matter how you do it, finding your "tribe" is so important.
Do you have a community of like-minded people surrounding you and supporting your dreams and passions?
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