Thursday, April 2, 2015

Moving To Nomad Status, Leaving St. Thomas

"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
 -Walt Disney

Well, I am back.  After almost a year of not blogging, I have decided that it is about time I get back at it.  Blogging has always been an outlet for me, it has been a way for me to express my thoughts as well as keep my family and friends up to date on our happenings from afar.

We are getting ready to embark on the adventure we have been trying to make happen for a couple years.  Last year we were ready to go when some last minute engine problems fogged our departure then halted it while waiting for engine parts and finding a honest mechanic to help us out.  The anxiety is strengthening as I think about actually leaving.  

I spoke to my employer today, informing them that we will be leaving island.   When I look back at our time in St. Thomas it is hard to believe that we have been here for 4 years.  We have been here our entire marriage.  We have met amazing people who have come and gone and those that will be here for a lifetime.  Jake asked me today what I think about leaving.  Besides the fact that I am scared out of my mind to travel the open ocean, I am happy to move forward and sad to leave the good things here.   

After quitting our jobs last year we were excited to live the nomad life.  We were excited to travel the world and move forward in our lives.  Going back to work with the harsh reality that we would have to put that life on hold to stay through hurricane season was hard.  We got back into the swing of things and accepted that we had some work to do on the boat before we could live "the dream".  Thankfully we were able to find work to keep us afloat.  

The positions I have had the opportunity to hold while being here this year have been great.  After spending 3 years working for Corporate America it was refreshing to work for a small business.  Even though driving across the island for work every morning can be tedious, I have been thankful for a job I love.  For the last year I have worked for a company that shows gratitude for hard work, and is honest and fair in their dealings.  When leaving my job last year the only thing I was sad about was losing my health insurance and paid vacation.  

Giving my notice today was difficult.   I am so excited to move forward with our lives, but it makes me sad to leave a job that has been such a blessing.  I never imagined having a job that would teach me something new everyday.  I have met some amazing people and have loved going to work everyday!  I have one more month to enjoy the working life then it onto nomad status for us!

Here goes! I am back to the blogging world. Check back for updates!

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