I live deliberately, differently, and with confidence. I travel yet am always at home. I have lived and traveled on sailboat for over 20 years. I am not an escapist, but rather an avid student of other ways of life who has realized that they can only be experienced locally and without the boundaries between tourist and server. The comfort of being home yet in remote surroundings is the ultimate in travel experience. The connections formed when those visited realize you came to learn from them and not to make them more like people at home are unique and irreplaceable.
I am independent, but not materially wealthy. I work in a field I love, but without obsession. Time, travel and particularly sailing are my true career and my work in related fields is the means to this end. The details are a simple matter of priorities.
I am unimpressed by what people posses, but intrigued by who they are and why. I will disappoint those concerned with net worth, accessories, and 'bottom line.' I thrive in the company of those who harbor curiosity about real life experience and true adventure.
I don’t advocate my choices for everyone, but enjoy sharing them. My ideas are not absolute and can only be improved by shared perspective. Those who can see past stereotypes and
The concepts of awareness of impact and balance of consumption vs. production have been part of my life for more than 20 years. They have to be. Stepping aside from societal frameworks carries the price of forced systems thinking. Nothing so much as becoming ones own server in every capacity grants perspective of how much service we take for granted in typical communities.
I exercise and think about what I eat to stay in shape not to achieve an imposed aesthetic, but because the rest of my lifestyle encourages and rewards it. Indeed, the point to rearranging my life priorities to put the typical strived for retirement nearer the beginning was a nod to the knowledge that most of my plans would more certainly benefit from youth than from material wealth. The fickle nature of such wealth only reinforced the choice.
Frequent and loved destinations: Bermuda, Caribbean,