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Topic Coordinator: Jaye (Life Afloat Archives)
Buying a house, says Phil (The Anthology of A Cenoura) is basically deciding where you want to live for the rest of your life. Having a sailboat-cum-bachelor pad is so much freer:
Alan (Art of Hookie) had some false starts in his journey to find the perfect boat, and it involved living on the hard for over 700 days.
- Boatyard Pirates (click on the link above his photo to read the article)
Courtney (Courtney Kirchoff: A Novelist) didn’t need a lot of planning and things fell into place rapidly:
Chris (From Land to Liveaboard) decided he needed to simplify his life ... and moving aboard was just the way to do it:
"[Y]ou only get one life to live and wouldn’t you love to do something extraordinary with it?" asks Jessica (Matt and Jessica's Sailing Page) as she answers questions
Two Naval Academy grads blogging as 007 and Octopussy (s/v Octopussy) answer the call to adventure in two parts
As roadblocks to their dream keep appearing, Cheryl (Mid-Life Cruising) is maintaining her focus and positive attitude.
Suzanne (Orbis Non Sufficit) found her priorities changing after just six weeks aboard:
Jennifer (s/v Perry) moved aboard a month ago. The downsizing aspect of the move was easier for her than it was for Matt.
Tammy (Plodding To Paradise) discovered that figuring out the essential gear to move aboard the boat is fairly straightforward, but it took the sentimental pieces to turn it into a home.
- The Price of Playing and
- Buddha, an Ashtray, and a Mouse in a Red Gingham Dress.
- Sometimes, you just need to frame the decision differently: Getting Naked.
Monica (Savannah) played a game to help her son figure out how to get rid of things
- Keep or Sell;
- but as The Process Continues found that finding a new home for the family dog was a bigger hurdle.
- It took them ten years, but they are finally living aboard. One Step Closer...
A Caribbean cruise - and the desire to hang out in warm weather - inspired Diane (Sea Casa) and husband Paul:
Jesse (s/v Smitty) was shocked to learn how much trash they'd accumulated, when they did their ...
Another Tammy (Things We Did Today) sees moving aboard as the beginning of a life that makes them happy.
A job layoff prompted Tim (Tim & Kathy on Carina Liveaboard Blog) to move aboard. He warns that his blog is not very current, but he answered some questions in an
“Nothing is guaranteed,” realized another Chris (Vacilando) after Sept 11. 2001:
Claudia (Vitamin D) is another woman who found her attitude toward her possessions changing as she prepared to move aboard:
Brittany (Windtraveler) posts about both the practical, and the emotional, aspects of moving aboard:
Topic coordinator Jaye first wrote about people living "On the Cusp of a Dream" in an article for the Annapolis Capital in 2011.
Newly added posts:
Sarah (Blue Water Dreaming) is willing to trade the continuity, security and shelter of her possessions for the ability to be spontaneous. She's just not sure
Kelley (Sailing Chance) and Jason are trading the hustle and bustle of New York City for an opportunity to experience the simplicity of life afloat. After cruising the Caribbean, they intend to open an eco-hostel, she said in an
Jeff (s/v Echo) talks about the mixed feelings and changes as they entered the next chapter of their lives.
Chris and his wife (San Juan Sufficiency) have three big reasons they're cutting their land ties.
Brianna (On the Horizon Line) is reminded that launching a new life - however wonderful - comes with fear and loss.
Karen and Jim found that many people asked them questions about "how" they were going to make living aboard and traveling work, but few people thought to ask "why:"
Deciding to be a liveaboard while sitting in a car with a cup of Starbucks coffee (Cruising aboard S/V Blondie-Dog):
Nancy (Tidal Life) admits to butterflies in her stomach as she prepares to move aboard, but sees it as a good sign.
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