New Oceans

Blogon August 16th, 2010No Comments

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Sail boat

This quote comes from Lord Chesterfield (1694 – 1773) who was, apparently, a British Statesman. It is relevant to our lives right now because at the end of last week my husband announced his resignation in his current position. He resigned a good job he has been in for almost 12 years with no knowledge of where he will go or what he will do next, i.e. no other job to go to. Scary stuff. He resigned because it was time – time to go and time to start a new challenge. And the best way to be ready to take on new challenges is to be free of current commitments.

Staying tied to the jetty feels a whole lot safer than letting go, and sailing beyond sight of the shore takes a whole other level of courage.  I am proud of my husband’s courage. I am proud of his motivation to embark on the journey in these ‘interesting times.’

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