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.
March 12, 2012
“Where would you like to be for your 30th birthday?”
It’s not everyday, or every birthday, I get asked that kind of question! However, the owner of this yacht is awesome, and truly wants everyone on board to just have a good time. Lucky, I know. I’ve heard horror stories about super yachts where the owners are never pleased.
While at dinner the other night, at this amazing french restaurant, along with the owner and plenty of his favorite red wine, he asks me, “Abbi, where would you like to be for your birthday?”… which totally took me by surprise. I’m assuming we are on his time line here. Personally, I’m happy with any of these white sand, turquoise water islands…as long as they can serve me my favorite drink, Milagro and water with a lime, extra salt, please!
I quickly responded with,”any island that’s fun, and has somewhere to celebrate!” Well, apparently he’s got friends that own a resort and bar in Antigua, and suggested we celebrate there! I’m stoked! Now, I would love nothing more than to have my closest friends and family with me, but maybe its a tad bit early to ask if I can bring everyone on board. Ha!
I turn the big 3-0 in 9 days, and originally had this huge party planned on the west coast to celebrate with all of my favorites that I’ve collected along the way. And just as the saying goes “wanna make God laugh, make plans.” It seems like in just a flash, I somehow managed to pack my entire life up, and now sit in the middle of what I considered a dream I would only eventually get to.
So, we finally get to leave Puerto Rico tomorrow, and are headed for the Virgin Islands. There’s a massive Super Yacht Regatta going on in the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) that we are meant to attend. http://www.superyachtregattaandrendezvous.com/
I’m stoked to finally set sail, and enjoy more of the islands. We’ve done enough shopping here to fully stock a small country, and are finally ready to go! Chefy (the chef) has arrived, and has been feeding us what could be considered pieces of art, every meal…thank God for the gym on board! The mate and engineer will meet us in St. Thomas, and that will be it…my family for the next little while.Who knows how long I’ll do this.
All I can say for now is… just this first week has given me so much perspective and a sense of freedom that I’ve never experienced before. No more corporate job to get back to or worry about while I’m gone, and no more being bummed out because I’ve just exhausted all of my PTO on a halfway good vacay. It’s funny, I don’t even know what day it is without checking a calendar now! And although we all are super busy, I’ve never been more stress-free or felt lighter. Most importantly, the time and space that I have for personal growth is something I’ve never even realized the power of until now. So, with just the first week under my belt, I certainly look forward to what the next few weeks hold in store.
“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tokien
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