A Sailing Metaphor

I realized yesterday that I have been sailing through the water at full speed without a rudder.  I’ve been productive and I’m getting a lot done but I have no plan or direction. I’m going through the motions. I have a firmly entrenched routine that has allowed my creative process to continue.  Everything is smooth sailing but if I find land at this point it will be due to dumb luck.   It will be nearly impossible to ever arrive somewhere meaningful without a map or charts.  I think I need to spend some time studying the stars to figure out where I am.  All of this deep introspection doesn’t mean anything regarding the big picture. I’m in this boat and I won’t be abandoning ship. We just need to determine at which port the SS Weird Folk will dock next.