I’ve been feeling stuck. We’ve been here for 15 months and counting. Wanderlust has already taken me by the ankles and shaken me silly… but here we are. Stuck. Starting to get depressed. And just plain BORED!
The worst (and best) part is that I even know how it happened. We planned it.
We decided to stop here and spend a few years as we get the boat ready for getting back “out there”. I was going to start my photography business. Alan was going to get his business going. We were going to do it “right“.
Now, 15 months later, I just cant stand the thought of staying for another couple/few years. It just bothers me all the way to the core. I NEED to get out of here!
This has got me thinking. (What the hell was I thinking?) We have settled into a “live aboard” life. That may be doable for some people, but when we settle down for “too long” it’s not good… I dont like who we become.
We start being less cautious of water and fuel. We explore less, if at all. We let maintenance slide. We live within our means, but we don’t work to save.
It starts looking like we won’t leave (because neither we nor the boat are ready).
Now that we know what’s wrong, we get to take action! We need to make some plans (even if they aren’t definite plans yet). We need to change our perspective (we’re travelers, not live aboards). We need to start making our “to do” lists so we can start working on it and saving for it!
What do you do if you feel stuck?
First things first, recognize it! Try to figure out what is giving you that feeling.Then you can work out what it is that you need to do (action) to work towards what it is that you want.
What do you need to change to get unstuck?