Chapter 2. Whales and Dreams

This year, for my birthday, we went whale watching. What an incredible experience. Best day ever. It was my first time going whale watching, and it was amazing seeing them wild and raw, playing in the water. The sense of freedom was liberating. They advance with a sense of destination and purpose and they still play along the way. Isn’t it clever? Oh how I long to do the same on our boat, which I am still imagining getting closer, I know our boat is going to appear sometime soon. And I also know we will see and swim with whales very soon, from our boat.

 

The sense of freedom was liberating. They advance with a sense of destination and purpose and they still play along the way. Isn’t it clever?

 

The main reason I was excited though, was that I was about to experience a dream coming true. A dream that has been in my bucked list since I was little. When I saw the first whale jumping, tears covered my eyes. I finally did it. I finally went out there and saw whales. I finally took the first step to the biggest dream whale related: swim with them.

 

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The whale breeching

 

Thinking in retrospective, and reflecting on how I haven’t done it before when it has been so easy and accessible (we have been in Australia for almost 5 years!) I must say that it wasn’t the time and I wasn’t ready. It is very important to focus on your dreams, to have a list and to work towards it, never losing sight of them and always dreaming and thinking of ways to achieve it. But it is also important to know when the good time arrives. Action at the wrong time equals pain. I have allowed myself not to rush anymore. I don’t want to rush. I don’t need to rush. I am at peace.

This does not mean I am not looking forward and that I can wait. Because I am looking forward to many things that sailing around the world will bring and I literally can’t wait!! But I know about patience. Someone once said to me that the most important part of creating your life was patience. Knowing when you are gathering information and when you are ready for action. Patience, I though at the time. There is no way in the world I am going to wait to get what I want! And you know what I encountered? Pain. As Tony Robbins says: action at the wrong time creates pain.

 

Someone once said to me that the most important part of creating your life was patience. 

 

You know what? Sometimes we think that good stuff doesn’t come our way. We have learned desperately not to expect dreams coming true. Who accomplishes their dreams these days? Certainly not everybody. Many people have learned not to even dream about them anymore. Hang on there. What are your dreams? What can you do today to get a step closer to them? Is it personal work? Is it opening an account with the name of your dream? Is it saying sorry to someone? Is it saying I love you to someone else?

 

Action at the wrong time creates pain.

 

See yourself accomplishing that dream. How will you feel? How will you act? What will you do? And where? And with who?

Before accomplishing our dreams, we spend time gathering momentum. Like the creator of the Pokemon game; they say it was an overnight success but it is not true. The guy spent 20 years of his life working on it, gathering momentum, information, having (or not having) patience and when the time came… bam! launched the product that became a success (have you seen them on the streets? it’s quite a phenomena). Same thing with many of the sailors out there have spent few years preparing themselves for the trip, gathering momentum.

 

Like the creator of the Pokemon game; they say it was an overnight success but it is not true. 

 

But hey! beware of procrastination! and perfection! There will never be a perfect moment, a perfect time. There will be the time, the time you start. Always start. Always. Once you start, patience is your friend. Because not everything will happen straight away. And hunger, hunger for knowledge, for adventure, for growth, for advance, and for all the emotions, situations and happiness we will encounter. Cheers to that!

 

There will never be a perfect moment, a perfect time. There will be the time, the time you start. Always start. Always. 

 

And going back to the whales, this is how I ended up watching whales. Best day ever. Because I gathered momentum, I had patience, because I knew it was going to happen. And because I have the best husband in the world who got us tickets 😀

 

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Evan & Clara

 

To your dreams guys. Thank you for reading. You are our fuel.


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