Lacking a Majority

Lately I have vacillated about our plan to live on Let It Be.  Why? Perhaps because living on a boat is a fairly unique choice.  Most of the people I know think the idea of leaving a spacious home and community for a gypsy lifestyle on a small boat is ridiculous.

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As I struggled with my hesitation, I reflected upon an isolated sunset Frank and I shared on LIB.  We climbed up a steep, rocky shore and looked out at LIB where she sat alone: beautiful and serene with the option to become a sufficient and complete sanctuary. Within her hulls we could create a home in which we can sail to whatever adventures we choose to pursuit.

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Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Certainly the preponderance of our friends are not considering a sailing life.  So if I assume Twain’s attitude, there is no need for me to pause and reflect or to question our plans.  Instead, I should feel free to proceed without hesitation; confident in our minority…

 

 

 

Posted on September 4, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Yes feel free! Be proud to want a life less ordinary. I bet your friends will be jealous of all your adventures! 🙂

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  2. Do it!! You won’t regret it. We gave up a big house, a huge garden, a great community, to live on a 36 foot monohull with our two young children. We’ve never looked back. There’s a huge community of sailors out there. It’s a different sort of community to a land-based one, but it’s a community nonetheless. You’ll soon forget that there are people in the world who don’t live on boats!!
    Martina

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    • Thank you for the encouragement! The transition is getting closer so it is great to know others who chose to leave not to run from a bad situation but to pursuit a different lifestyle. It would be easier to leave if I was unhappy here. What a fabulous experience you are giving your kids!

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