Recently I’ve been asked: “Are you scared?” What they mean is, am I scared to sail to Hawaii this summer. To be in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Of course there are risks, I took a whole course on the risks of offshore sailing and how to minimize them, but currently my excitement trumps my fear.
But ask me again: “Are you scared?” This time in relevance to me graduating in less than a months time and eventually having to enter the so called ‘real world’.
The fear of the unknown is always a challenging one to approach. In this case, it has become clear to me that I would rather spend 7 weeks on the open ocean transiting from Victoria to Hawaii and back again, than face the reality of being an adult.
Some see this as running away, irresponsible maybe. Or maybe that’s just my guilty conscience chiming in. I view it as an opportunity to challenge myself in a new way and stray away from societal expectation.
But then they ask: “So what are you going to do when you get back?”
I’ll worry about that then;)