Is recklessness even a word?

Yesterday evening me and two friends went out with the boat even though the wind was blowing too hard. The club had arranged a race so we didn’t think too much about it when the other boats set sail and went out. It kind of ended terribly. We, or maybe the wind, tore the genua through some unfortunate events, and at some points we didn’t have full control of what happened. Afterwards I was devastated and I felt that I might not be ready for this adventure I have planned.

I was mentally knocked down, but I’m back on my feet again. I learned a great lesson yesterday, and I think it will come in handy in the journey that lies ahead. Noone got hurt and the sail can be repaired before I’m leaving.