Boat / Family / Nostalgia

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
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Busy Beekeeper

Sorry you’re feeling down, that’s a lot of changes in life and not really about the boat at all. Things can’t stay the same forever. Even you point out that what you think he expected in your future isn’t happening, just as what you expected is changing as well. That’s life. 

Try to look at it this way: a person with nothing to do in retirement isn’t going to last long (as a general rule). They get bored, weak, and lose interest. Humans need to keep busy and have a purpose. That’s why people go back to work after retirement or pick up a zillion hobbies- my parents did both. No one wants or is particularly happy doing nothing at all. So try to be glad your dad has so much going on to keep him younger and healthier. 

Not much you can do about adding to the family, it is what it is, but he’s probably resigned himself to that changed expectation. Hop onto FaceTime and ‘visit’ with him while you’re abroad. Enjoy life without guilt and start making new memories to feel nostalgic about. 

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