I recently had someone tell me that whale watching is for old people.
I was telling this person that I was going to go whale watching before I got on my new ship. My plan was to fly to Newport Beach and then Seattle to whale watch.
I wasn’t expecting this person to say that whale watching is for older people. Whale watching doesn’t have an age limit.
I had a love for whales since I was little. I wanted to be an oceanographer, but I gave up on that idea because I couldn’t swim.
When I went whale watching yesterday, the captain said that I should be a naturalist because he could hear and see the passion that I had for whales. He said that he learned a lot from me about whales. I could talk about whales all day and not get bored, especially killer whales.
Two of my favorite movies are about killer whales, The Whale that Ate Jaws and The Killers in Eden. I could watch those movies all day long. I’ll post the links to them.
I’m going to watch these movies after I finish this post.
I thought about what that person said, and I decided that it didn’t matter. I know that whale watching isn’t just for old people. Whale watching is relaxing to me. I love to see the whales and dolphins. I try to go whale watching every chance that I get.
I can’t base my life on what other people think and say. I’m not hurting anyone going whale watching and I’m going to continue.
I’ve done so many things that other people told me not to do. If I had of listened to them, then I wouldn’t be living the life that I love right now. I wouldn’t have done sky diving, paragliding, travel nursing, or working on a cruise ship.
At one point in my life, someone told me not to do any of those things. I did them anyway and had a great time.
There is a time and place to listen to some people’s advice but at the end of the day, you have to do what you feel is best for your life.
I did take into account all of the advice that I had received but I wanted to live a life that I loved.
I found a job on Facebook that sounded too good to be true, but it was the best decision that I could have made. I’ll be working in Alaska over the summer and go whale watching too.
Your life is for you to live.
Have you ever made a decision that other people said you shouldn’t have made but it turned out to be a great decision for you?
For example, when I wanted to be a travel nurse, so many people said that it wasn’t a good decision. It turned out to be a great decision for me and it led me to the life that I’m living right now.
I’ll continue to go whale watching whether people think that it’s for older people. There is no age limit on living your dreams or doing a hobby that you love.