Sunday, May 10, 2015

Reflection

I know I am getting close to being finished, and I could be talking about what color paint I am going to use, but for now that will be a surprise. This whole post is dedicated to a reflection of my project overall. Of the things that I have done, this boat is one of my greatest accomplishments ever, and I really have no regrets on any of the project, besides wearing a cool shirt the day I decided  to leave epoxy on the shelf and bump into it. This has been a phenomenal experience and nothing else has compared to it, but I gained a lot more than the knowledge of building a boat, I gained a great mentor. My grandpa helped with the boat throughout the process but he has done a lot to teach more than how to make things see-worthy. I have learned so much about him and what life was like in those times, and that the same issues that I deal with he did at one time too, but without Instagram and other technology of today. I learned so many great lessons and am so grateful for my Grandpa Bill helping me not only with the boat but everything. 

When I decided to build a boat as my project I was afraid that I may have bit off a lot more than I could chew, but I am so glad I went for it, and I would encourage everyone to bite off more than you can chew, because you WILL surprise yourself and it is amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. Make goals that you never thought you could reach, and then pass them. That is how I was able to get this far in my building, and that is how everyone I know who has been successful has gotten to where they are.

Once again I can't tell you how great it has been to look back on this and see how far it has come, and how great it has been to spend time with my grandpa. We have shared many stories and have learned a lot. I can't thank him enough for the help he has been. He has been a great mentor and friend. The boat is almost done, and I can't wait until my next post to share with you the hopefully finished pictures or most likely pictures of the painting.