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.


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.


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…




5 thoughts on “Lacking a Majority

  1. 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!!


    1. 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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