Habit. Â An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.
The topic for this week’s photo challenge by the Daily Post talks about habits. Â ‘The stuff of the everyday – places we go, things we do, people we see’. Â When you live on a boat, constantly traveling from one place to another, these regular habits become less and less. Â It’s rare that you’ll visit the same place over and over again. Â People that you see on a constant is even rarer. Â (Unless like in our case, you team up with a buddy boat for a few months at a time) Â So that leaves, things we do.
Even that is hardly routine in our new lifestyle. Â Sure, there are things you do often: lift the anchor, raise the sails, stare off at the horizon as you try not to get sick…. Â But the fact that we haven’t done any of that for almost five months now shows just how ‘habitual’ it can all be. Â For the moment we’re in the ‘sit at a marina, finish random projects, occasionally dart into town for more Pepsi’ kind of groove. Â Which, in a few days, will be changing yet again as we hightail it out of Guatemala and back to the Azul waters of the Caribbean. Â But in this mis-mashed ever changing world we live in, I can never escape one certain stability . Â There will always be a sink full of dishes waiting to be done.