Ever since I was a child, I already had a very strong love for the sea. We used to live in a town where we could just walk or take a bicycle ride to the sea. I was hooked to the sea because I liked it quiet and calm, and the sea never fails to give me serenity. The sound of the breeze from the sea makes me deaf to all other noises. When I am near the sea, I am also calm and I can think clearly. I loved the beaches too, because I get to swim and enjoy the sun. However, I also have a deeper attraction to the sea. That was why I dreamt of becoming a seaman.
My dream was not fulfilled however, because I failed the physical requirements during my first try. At first I was depressed that I stopped living life. I became idle.
However, the opportunity to be a looe lifeboat captain came, and I grabbed the chance without hesitation. I was really in sever depression and that chance really saved my life. I know it will not be as how I envisioned myself to be, a seaman who travels all over the world. However, being a looe lifeboat captain still made me one with the sea, which was why I wanted to be a seaman in the process. For me, the chance was still a definite win for me and still a dream come true.
I was renewed by my job. The feeling of the breeze in my skin and hair, and the smell of the salty air, made me smile again. Right then and there I decided to treat my profession with passion, and of course, I vowed that I will take care of the sea as well. After all, without it, my job and my entire life would mean nothing.
I truly wish that people would understand the importance of marine life. This is not just for those people working in relation to the sea, but it is for everyone, even for those people that destroy the seas.
I am ashamed to feel that I am still at my best condition even when I have retired. This is because the sea and marine life is not as healthy as I am, in my own opinion. The sea is having a battle to survive and continue to provide for us and continue to play its role for earth, while us humans shamelessly repay the sea with pollution and abuse of its wonder and gifts.