“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, December 20, 2010

Might-uv-been

So, my mind was doing one of those "random bouncing" things yesterday - contemplating how cold it was outside, which led to thinking of being someplace warm, which then led to smiling at how things turn out.

See, at one time I had a very detailed and responsible retirement plan. I was going to take my Navy training & the things I was good at, and I was going to find a nice warm tourist spot, open up a dive shop/bar and live out my days there. Sleep late, take people out on the water, party at night & console lonely tourist women. Enjoy my cynical lifestyle, let friends drop by on their trips about the world, and all that. Something like Casablanca, but with fewer Nazis & more bikinis...

Well, as previously mentioned, things didn't quite work out that way. Somehow I managed to stumble into love, marriage, a family and responsibility. Two wonderful children, a career I love, and a definite change in plans. Not to mention a changed lifestyle and health issues which keep me away from beaches and sunshine...

Don't regret a bit of it - the guy I was twenty years ago wouldn't recognize me now, but I can definitely say I'm in a much more content place & the better for it.

5 comments:

suz said...

Funny how that happens. Keep looking at what's good - it's all over the place!

Julie said...

Sounds like you found the right place :)

Sean said...

Thanks all - and yes, I definitely made the right choice!

Joshkie said...

Hmmm that was my plan to. I was think St. Martin.

Gator Girl Tales said...

Sounded like a great plan to me! ;) Funny how life works out, isn't it?