This tale begins on a cold January day in 2010 at a boatyard on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in southern Virginia. It was cloudy, the wind was howling out of the northeast carrying a nasty sting, the lines on sailboats beating out a cadence against their masts as I made my last stroll through the boatyard that I called home. I was just given the news moments before, that my days as a boat builder had come to an end. The economic “Davie Jones’ Locker” pulled another soul into its deep dark depths. In the days and weeks following, I found myself immersed in thoughts of sadness, laughter, fear and frustration and then finally the big question reared its ugly head. As the word’s “Oh S#%&! What do I do now?,” so eloquently flowed from my mouth, I realized that this was a blessing in disguise.
So at that point the journey had begun. I had more than several conversations with a…
- Joined August 31, 2010
- Mathews, VA, United States