Reason: Move onto a boat to change your life.
Many years ago my father had given me some advice that has always proven true, and helped me many times. He told me that if I ever needed a change in my life, all I had to do was move. He said it didn’t mater if you moved across the street or across the world. Just move and your life will change. With out fail, every move I’ve made has indeed changed my life, often throwing in a new perspective for good measure.
Now, my father’s words of wisdom didn’t mention anything about boats. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if asked, his advice would have been to avoid boats altogether. He was a practical man.
But boats have always been part of my life (after leaving home), and years later I finally owned a boat big enough to live on. It was only big enough for one, but I believed that events in my life were leading me to a solitary life, so a one man boat would do.
I didn’t have to move onto the boat, there were other options I was considering, but the lure of living on a boat, being able to escape like a little boy in a pirate story, was just too hard to resist. I started fixing and remodeling my little hideaway, and my life begun to change.
So let me recap. A great reason to move onto a boat is to change your life, gain a new perspective, or maybe escape a little (or a lot).
These were my emotional reasons, and I think they were pretty good ones.
Do you need a change in your life? Do you like boats? Then stay with me and read on. When I’m done sharing our story, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself.
I never did move onto that small sailboat. The changes in my life came quickly, some expected and some not, but all good. Turns out I needed a larger sailboat to share with a kindred soul. She also needed a change, some perspective, and yes, even a little bit of a pirate escape as well.