Life of Riley
Cool drinks with little umbrellas.
Sailing into the sunset for excitement and adventure.
We feast on a lifestyle that most only dream.
So why do I write about feast and famine?
Because life isn’t that simple no matter where you are. It could be that the weather decides to drop copious amounts of moisture, when the ground says enough. The opposite is also true when the skies have nothing to offer up.
What about fortune and misfortune? In today’s economy we’re lucky to have a job and able to put food on the table with a bit left over for a rainy day.
All this and more are real and what we have to live with everyday. In my world there are plenty of feast or famine swings of the pendulum. More recently the famine includes communication. Lack of internet is very real in the islands. I don’t think I’ve gone this long without good internet in all the time we’ve been sailing.
Just think…. No Facebook, No Twitter, No Email and most importantly, No phone calls.
Could you turn off the electronics for a week or more? My life has been off-line for almost three weeks with just barely enough look into the cracks of life outside the islands.
What have I done in the interim? What can we all do when the fates turn the tables on us?
We make do. It’s scary being without the normal and cut off from the outside world. Not because life doesn’t move on. It does. But we’re forced to discover a bit more about ourselves. We dig deep into the depth of who we are what we were before all the social media took hold.
Believe it or not there’s more depth to life when you shut out the world, or face a challenge. How else can we learn and grow? Sometimes famine can turn into a feast when you slow down and look.
What challenges have you had to face recently and how did you deal with the challenge? On the flip side, can you see the benefits of the change?