Stormy seas

There’s something I deliberately bring into the forefront of my thoughts sometimes when I’m feeling despondent and unsure. I find it reassuring and it inspires me to persevere and maintain calm and focussed.

A distant relative – my great, great uncle, was Captain of the Cutty Sark and he was a great sailor and leader. He made the Cutty Sark the fastest ship of its time and frequently ran the boat across the world, navigating rough seas at high speeds. Apparently he loved photography and would roller-skate and cycle round the lower deck, sometimes teaching the crew.

So now and again, when I’m doubting myself, I like to imagine the sort of person he was and that perhaps, I could be a little like him. I can’t imagine how terrifying those seas must have been on stormy, dark nights and it reminds me of what people can achieve and overcome. There are a number of stories of the boat nearly being lost.

I’d love to show a photograph of him but they all seem to be copyrighted.

Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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