Monday, April 26, 2010

Life and Sailing and Calling It Quits.

This is Abby Sunderland.

She's on a mission: to be the youngest person to solo-circumnavigate the planet in a sailboat.

(photo found here)
Yesterday, this 16-year-old had to call it quits on her journey due to a faulty autopilot system.
"I gave it my best shot and made it almost halfway around the world," she said. "I will definitely keep going, and whether or not I will make any more stops after this I don't know."
Knowing when enough is enough for your own good.
In life, sometimes we'll be faced with a tough decision, like: getting out of an abusive relationship, dropping out of college, or deciding to stop your diet.
To some, this may be giving up. To others, like Abby, it's simply making the best decision for yourself.
You may be sad right now. Maybe you're sitting in your office wanting out of the job you have because it's not your passion. Perhaps you're even on the brink of depression.
It's okay.
Just know that at any point, you can steer that sailboat off to the side of the ocean and jump off for another journey, a new beginning.
Now ready and willing to weather any damn storm.

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