This weekend is our 10th wedding anniversary! It certainly does not feel like we’ve been married for 10 years! We decided to go back to Savannah, where it all started! We got married on Tybee Island in 2005 and spent our Honeymoon in Savannah.
So on the way there, Ben brings up the subject of being a little bored with life and wanting to do more with our life. Then he brings up the subject of sailboats. “Wouldn’t it be cool to live on a sailboat in the Caribbean for a while?” he said. So, after no more than a seconds of thought I agreed that, yes, it would be AHH-mazing! (Also, thinking to myself, would that be possible? How much does it cost to live on a sailboat?) Then he said, “lets do it!”
So there you have it. It has been decided that we are going to start a new sailing adventure (with no sailboat experience what-so-ever might I add)!
Right there in the car we started a sailboat checklist and talked about it for the rest of the 5 hour drive. As you guessed, needing to learn how to sail a sailboat is number one on our list!
The plan: We are going to sell, donate, or store most of our belongings, rent out our house , buy a sailboat, and go on a Caribbean sailboat adventure as a family!
Here we are on the same beach we got married on.
The whole weekend, we pretty much talked of nothing but our Sailboat Adventure plans. We discussed the good things that we as a family would get out of this adventure, like how amazing it will be for Molly to grow up on a sailboat. Just imagine all the stories she will have to tell about all the fun things we did. All the beautiful places we will get to experience and how much we will grow closer as a family. We talked about some of the things we will miss about being on land, like seeing our families whenever we want. I think that the many “pros” of this adventure will overshadow the few “cons” that we have thought of. For every negative thing I think of, I try to think of two positive things. I know it’s going to be hard work and it’s not an “easy” lifestyle, but that is another one of those “cons” that we just have to push through in order for us to have a happier and simpler life together, doing things we love to do.
I hope you will follow along with us as we go through all the changes to our life, lists we have to make, and stuff we have to give away!Read More