Updated April 16, 2016
Big news for our family. We are moving back to Richmond, VA. Our family is super excited and looking forward to establishing some roots and settling down. We have purchased a home and will be moving at the end of the month. I started working for Royall and Company providing marketing to Colleges and Universities in Higher Education. One day, we will have another sailboat and will be sailing the Chesapeake Bay again. It comes full circle as this chart is where we started our sailing adventure as well as where we sailed when we used to live in Richmond and will be where we will sail in the future.
It is hard to believe that it has been almost three years since we started this journey. Check out one of our first blogs where we talked about how we got here and why we took this journey. (From Dream to Reality). In summary, we encourage you to Dream big (encourage you to check out the dream big link)– Over the last 10+ years, Jen and I have dreamed and planned for this journey. Years ago we thought we would do this adventure once the kids were off on their own and we were retired. But the more we thought about it and read about other families who have done similar things, the more we realized we wanted our kids to experience this too. We want ourselves and our kids to live outside our comfort zones and live life to the fullest while at the same time giving back to those in need. We have always dreamed that this would be about adventure and at the same time service to others. Over the last 4 years, God gave us clear signals that we needed to take this leap of faith. As we bring this journey to a close, I really like what Jen said in our final family interview, “it’s the little things that can make you giddy”
We have really enjoyed writing this blog. The purpose of the blog was to have a diary with photos of our journey that our family could look at in the years to come. We hope that one day our grandchildren will read this blog and it will inspire them to live outside the box and travel and see the world and not be afraid to live life a little differently. We have been honored that family, friends, other cruisers, and strangers have followed our blog. We thank you for your kind words and encouragement. God has blessed us through this journey and we thank him for keeping us safe and somewhat sane (living on a boat can drive you truly insane at times). Every night before we fall asleep, Marc and I pray together. Every night we pray for safe travels and health. We also thank God every night for allowing us to experience this beautiful world he has created.