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And so my journey ends with the voice of John Denver echoing in my mind his refrain, "Gee it's good to be back home." Never before have I felt so connected to my sister and brothers, my sailing friends and neighbors and my colleagues at work. By August 7th a colleague and I just challenged ourselves to present to each other our next 5 year plan. It's exciting to end one chapter in the book of life yet be passionately motivated to begin the next one. It was in a doctoral class that I learned the importance of starting with the ends in mind. Following this class was the emphasis on ending procrastination presented by Skip, the President of Weisman Success Resources. Now, with the love of my husband, the inspiration of other sailors, and support of friends and colleagues I can move forward toward my solo circumnavigation.

My solo sail to Chesapeake City and safely back home to Indialantic has reinforced the importance of following one's dream in order to motivate others. Motivating others to indulge in their personal confidence building and to indulge in their dreams is what brings me contentment, that feeling of a job well done.

Love to all,
the Sassy Solo Sailor, Marlene

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Comment by Liv on August 15, 2009 at 9:07pm
Marlene,
much admired you are. I wish you much success.
Liv
Comment by Suky Cannon on August 1, 2009 at 11:45pm
you are indeed the Sassy one and blessings on you for following your dream...you are successful inspiring others... may we meet again soon !

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