Yachting Yogini Table of Contents
Yachting Yogini is a series consisting of 3 parts.
Abbi’s adventures began in March of 2012 and continue on today. Go ahead, live vicariously with her adventures in this wide world.
July 29, 2012
Tomorrow morning we set sail for nearly a 2,000 mile trip from Miami to Maine. We’ve been busy busy busy here in Coconut Grove (cutest little part of Miami) preparing the boat for the upcoming summer trip in New England.
As much as these long days certainly feel like work, I couldn’t be more excited about this upcoming trip! Talk about a trip of a lifetime; I’ve never been to any of the New England coast except for NYC, and we plan to dock in every hot spot along the way.
I’ve by-passed most of the northeast U.S. due to my habitual chase of the next white sand beach/palm tree/turquoise water spot. And, speaking of which, I’ll recap my last 2 weeks where we had the most amazing time in the Bahamas! Harbour Island and Cat Cay are two spots I will definitely revisit! Conch fritters, pink sand beaches, moped races, fishing, paddle boarding, beach cruiser cruisin’ and last but not least, our final Bahemian swim, all of which go on the list to write home about (or in this case, blog about ).
On our last arvo in the Bahamas, I jumped in the water for a snorkel to enjoy the last bit of the Caribbean ocean before heading north to Miami. When jumping in for a snorkel, I expected the usual small fish and maybe bits of coral and sea shells, but this was like nothing I had ever seen. Just off the back of our boat, there was nothing but star fish, one after another, on the whitest sand, and the further I swam, the more starfish there were. They were all so bright and beautiful, and seemed so peaceful!
As I snorkeled around, I really enjoyed the silence of being underwater, and the time to be alone…ohhh quiet time (a rare commodity onboard a super yacht). As I swam on top all these amazing star fish I was reminded of the stars in the night’s sky that we are all taught to send wishes up to…so, I took this opportunity and started making wishes on each star fish I swam over. It felt amazing! I absolutely love the feeling of wishing for things that I desire for my life…it’s like being a kid again, dreaming about what your adult life will someday be like. Only now I am an adult, and now trying to live this life each and every day, realizing that these wishes can come true, if I just keep a heart filled with hope, and just keep wishing!
Each day, I may journal or day dream about things that I desire for myself, but rarely do I take the time to make wishes, and even more rarely do I get the opportunity to make wishes upon such amazing stars, the “star fish” of the sea.
Rather than my traditional list of gratitudes, I’ll project some of my wishes today…I wish for unbound happiness in each and every day that I get to experience in this life; I wish for the most amazing people to continue to cross my path and share in this life with me; I wish for the people in my life to know how much I love them…and miss them…and to know that I choose them every single day; I wish for each experience in my life to bring belly aching laughter and tears of joy; I wish for the ability to appreciate and grow from each and every person that comes into my life and the lessons they may teach me; I wish for a heart to be proud of; I wish to learn how to do everything I’ve ever dreamed of doing; I wish for any negative person or reaction that I am confronted with to teach me about self reflection and self improvement; I wish for continuous adventure; I wish for love in every aspect of the word; I wish for abundance of opportunities for everything I’ve ever wanted; I wish to share my experiences in hopes of encouraging others; I wish for the courage to help those in need, without judgement, for we are all deserving of greatness; and lastly, I wish for a cold beer at the end of each summery day onboard this amazing boat with my amazing crew members to celebrate this amazing journey we call life!
Now, if I may take all this a step further…If there’s any final note to end on with all of this wishing and dreaming hoopla, it would be to stop doing it! Stop wishing!!…stop saying “I wish I could do this or that” or “I wish“!!… (usually followed by the “must be nice“)! Instead of saying “I wish…”, say “I will…”! The most important thing in life is to consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities! Anything we want is at our fingertips if we can just find the courage to believe it and move forward with everything you’ve got! I WILL…. LIVE THE LIFE OF MY DREAMS!!!
“Today I choose to live with gratitude for the LOVE that fills my heart, the PEACE that rests within my spirit, and the voice of HOPE that says…. all things are possible” – AH
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