Monday, August 15, 2011

Driving a car VS. driving a boat. Not much of a difference!

Driving a boat is like simply driving a car. Instead of roads, pot holes or speed bumps, construction zones, 18 wheelers, air conditioning, seat belts, and pedestrians, you have the water, waves, no wake zones, tug boats (or larger), the wind, life jackets, and stupid geese that simply dive under the water when you head for them instead of flying off. There is still a sheriff, you still have to have all the safety equipment, and it still takes gas and a licence and money to do.

I know all this because I've been out on a boat and around the thing to hear and see all of these things. After being out on the boat as many times as I have, I've learned a great deal about boats and am still learning. It's crazy and it's fun, though it can be stressful. But I guess part of that has to do with the family dynamic. I like being out on the water, when things aren't stressful, and just sitting and listening... out in the middle of nowhere with no cell service and just relaxing. It clears your mind and lets you think clearly. The only downside is that you have to come back... and there isn't really a bathroom or anything like that. Perhaps one day I'll get out on a boat and just chill, but for now I'll take going out with my family and friends and having a blast.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Perhaps this is for the best.

My heart is broken,
But it's probably better this way.
You know I'll always love you
And that I'll never forget you.
We had a good times and bad times,
But it was a good 2 years, 11 months, and a day.

Maybe there is a future for us
Later down the road.
Maybe when we are more mature,
When we both have our priorities straight,
When we both know exactly what we want.
But for now I'm just going to try and move on,
Find out what's best for me.

Unfortunately, if you think about it,
Right now it wouldn't have worked anyway.
If we kept this going and gotten married
And my writing took off,
I'd go away on book tours
And the not talking would drive me insane.

So, I know it hurts now,
But I just couldn't take the silence any more.
I put my heart and my best into the relationship.
But I just wasn't getting much back.
I can't handle a relationship where I feel disconnected.
I know texting or calling or Skyping doesn't help much,
But it's better than nothing.
Every little bit helps.

So, again, know that I love you
And that I'll never forget you.
I know where I am supposed to be right now.
There are too many opportunities to ignore here.
So, maybe this is better in the long run.

Goodbye is hard,
But sometimes it's the right thing.
There might be a future for us,
But I can't focus on that right now.
Hopefully, we can still be friends,
Because you are an amazing and sweet and loyal and great guy.

We can both move on,
We'll both survive,
And some how
Something GOOD will come out of this.