In the summer of 2017, we quit our jobs and dis-enrolled Aksel from school. It had taken over 5 years of planning, but our dream of sailing the world has quickly become a reality.
On second thought, to say it was only 5 years of preparation might be an understatement. We have spent the past 20 years traveling the world in one form or another. Sometime travel would mean splitting time between Seattle and Shanghai for work or sometimes it would mean a yearlong drive down the Pan-American Highway. Whatever the method, it has been this experience that has prepared us for this change in lifestyle.
After spending nearly 20 years sitting behind a desk, we have gotten to a point that the value of a job, no longer outweighed the value of time. Our son Aksel, was now 8 years old and growing up faster than we could have ever imagined. We feel now is the time to simplify life, and focus on what maters most.
He is the one in charge, he just doesn't know it yet.
She can punch above her weight.
He is just happy to be along for the ride.