in the now

When you write a weekly blog, you eventually get to a point where you can’t think of anything to write. Yes, there should be plenty of content one could consider about sailing, life in general or our beautiful oceans, but this week I am struggling.

It takes about 2-3 hours for any blogpost from draft to publish. Sometimes quicker, sometimes slower. This includes plotting down the initial idea plus some research if required, then the actual writing, spell and grammar checking, finding a header photo, re-reading, re-editing and then pressing the “publish” button.

After that, all my little automation helpers fall in line, including my little bot sending this post to you.

Given the effort, I like to write about stuff that I find interesting. You’ll be surprised that I don’t have you -the reader- in mind.

I sincerely hope you find my posts interesting, but I won’t lie, I am not bothered.

I am writing because I love putting a story to paper (well, the screen is a more accurate way of putting this) and see it develop. I don’t have millions of subscribers I need to please, and even if I had, I wouldn’t.

I write because it gives me pleasure and some relaxation sets in. I have to focus so much I forget anything else around me. The only other time this happens is when I sail or surf. I don’t know if you have experienced this, but it is tough to be present and focus 100% on the NOW.

Life unfolds in the present. But so often, we let the present slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved and unseized and squandering the precious seconds of our lives as we worry about the future and ruminate about what's past.

That’s why I write. It keeps me in the present.

Be safe and let me know what you think