I got my boating license when I was a teenager so that I’d be able to operate my dad’s boat whenever we went out to our lake house. I would bring my friends out there and we would chill out in the sun, hang out at the beach, and ride around in the boat. Sometimes we would go fishing, but mostly we just had a lot of fun cruising around in the boat in general.
I no longer live with my parents, but I do have my own boat these days, and I’m glad I have a boating license and a lot of experience with boats. I live much closer to a lake now than our lake house was to our actual house, so I have more opportunities now than I used to that allow me to load up my boat with Yamalube oil and take it out for a spin.