When I say newbie, I mean NEWbie. I don't own a boat. I've ridden on them, but have hardly ever even driven a boat. Yes, I am that crazy youngster with wild ideas creeping onto the forums
. Call me nuts all you want, I understand! Because this is nuts. Here goes...
I've been obsessively following several blogs about people who save up, buy a sail boat, get the boat ready, quit their jobs, sell all their possesions (minus the boat, duh), and hit the water
, southbound. Several of the people I'm following are from Michigan, so they hop onto Lake Michigan, cruise
through the channels, to the Hudson
River, & out into the Great Blue.
I've always been that person that is looking for that "thing" to quench my thirst for adventure. I don't do many adventurous things, but I'm not the same as others around me. The "norm" here is to graduate high school
, maybe attend college, get married, have babies, work, die. And that's what I thought I wanted, until recently. I realized I want adventure first, before raising babies.
I've always been the warm-weather lover. Any chance I can, I get to the ocean. I take 1 vacation
a year, & it's complete & total bliss. My happy place is the water
. I've craved the lifestyle that comes with living in Florida
or South Carolina or Mississippi
- any where semi-close to the ocean. I've even recently been looking for homes down there. But that's not been tripping my trigger. Until I ran across some blogs about people who got out of the rat race
& are sailing for years. That is something I am completely intrigued by. I'm like a race
horse, waiting for the starting gate to open, and once it does, I'll mad dash it like a rabid wolf. (Totally my vision in my head
My crazy mind has begun to map out my future. I could buy a sailboat, get it ready (could take year(s)), make my main port Lake Pepin, & just hop on the Mississippi
River & head
South. Ideally, I would just sail to islands & places, & come back up the Mississippi in the Summer to see family/make a little money
working somewhere. I could work on the islands, too. Who knows. See, I told you - semi-crazy. More like desperate.
I'm interested in hearing what anyone has to say about giving up the rat race to get out there & sail. Any one from Minnesota
Thanks for being awesome about this.
24, from Southern MN