I often ask myself, what’s going to happen next?
I’ve spent the last several years planning. Even before my husband died, I was searching for my next big thing. I started teaching at UC Berkeley’s International Program. I took a series of interesting jobs, one with an art gallery, another with an online retailer. I learned to sail completing my basic keelboat training at OCSC and passing my written American Sailing Association test.
The summer my husband died, I had just started Ocean SF and our nonprofit the Trident Project. We were in development for our product line and had planned our first fund raiser. It was a rocky time, but we stayed the course, and now our online store and Ocean SF website is up and we are in full production.
My business partner Andrew, was very understanding of what we termed, “the situation,” and protected me as much as possible. Most notably, the week I was spreading my husband’s ashes and our boat was going to be towed off the guest dock. Andrew’s common response to me when we spoke was, “no worries,” when in actuality, there was always plenty to be worried about.
From the very beginning, I made the mental health of my daughters the priority and dominant focus. It’s paid off, and all is well. Now, everyday I watch my life move forward,in positive ways. All of the plans, and hopes, and dreams I had for my future are coming true.
The other night, I had my sailing friends over, we sat in our tree house and drank wine. It was a beautiful warm night, tranquil and calm.
Love and blessings to all.