Weekly photo challenge – Adventure

A decisive moment

I left my employer in 2011 after 17 years to start my own company. But before becoming an entrepreneur I sailed offshore races with some friends. Leaving Amsterdam you follow the North-Sea channel in order to reach the North-Sea.

Between Amsterdam and Zaandam, Kunstdrukkeriij Mercurius is situated on the waterfront. Sailing by I could not resist, laughing, to toast to their health. In retrospect it was the right decision to make. In 2012 most of the company was sold to an investment company and this year that company went bankrupt.

Adventure - weekly photo challenge

This picture symbolizes an adventure in two aspects: the start of my own company and the trust I had in the 70 year old sailing yacht! Both adventures went well. Starting my own company was a great succes and the sailing was great. I never regretted both.

Weekly photo challenge – adventure

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Gerry C. says:

    Bravo to you! It took courage , determination and a deep down belief in yourself to do what you did after so many years. Thank you for sharing. Your personal adventure is an inspiration to the rest of us.

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  2. Bams Triwoko says:

    Such a great adventure… 🙂

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Thanks! And luckily I succeded!

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  3. Great adventure!

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Absolutly! Great adventures are not alway great in the literal sense. A change in work is small compared to a desert crossing but has a huge impact on the person involved.

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  4. Going out on your own is definitely an adventure. I’m happy you made both decisions and they worked soApt photo for the challenge and for your adventur.

    janet

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Thank you for your kind comment! Perhaps not the best quality picture but certainly a moment to remember.

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