Interviewing Gavin James, as he and his wife Shona sail from Croatia to New Zealand was a privilege to tell his story. Actually, its Gavin and Shona's story. While this episode will help us discover why someone might follow their dreams, it also deals with the reset needed when dealing with grief.
Gavin and I have something in common. Gavin has the Mark Twain quote on his website; "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.". And it is on the wall above my computer as I prepare this episode.
What Gavin and I don't share is the deep experience of grief that he went through when his first wife, Wendy, passed away at 35 from cancer. There are a few waves in this story and I encourage you that you may want to listen to it twice to pick up some wisdom Gavin shares from his journey.
Later you can follow Gavin and Shona's adventures on their boat, the White Arrow via their website https://www.sailabout.kiwi/