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Couple Make the Choice to Buy a Sailboat and It Completely Changes Their Lives (24 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome   26 Jun 2015   / 6111 views

Matt and Jessica Johnson, 32 decided to change their lives and buying a sailboat was just the start of their journey.

 

In 2011, they quit their jobs and boarded a sailboat to travel the world. Since then they have visited 16 countries surviving on only $1000 per month. Their cat named Georgie has been travelling with them since 2012.

 

“It started in late summer of 2007 while on the shores of Lake Michigan”

“Matt would look at the sailboats on the water and comment on how he’d like to try that someday”

“He asked, ‘We can either get a piece of property or spend the money to get a sailboat, which do you think would be best?'”

“Eventually we decided…that we would rather spend our summers on the water”

“We sold our house in June of 2011…when we realized we wanted to be gone for longer, possibly 4-5 years and go much further”

“In July we both quit our jobs, sold our cars, and were ready to start the cruising life”

The couple adopted their cat, Georgie, in 2012

Georgie “does very well with the sailing and is more steady on her feet than we are”

“I think that sailing the world has been great for our relationship”

“There’s no walking away from an argument when one person gets mad at the other, you have to keep working together until the job is done”

“There’s no walking away from an argument when one person gets mad at the other, you have to keep working together until the job is done”

“We’d also been hearing stories from so many others that had been putting their dream on hold until retirement and for one reason or another until their dreams were no longer attainable”

The couple “found out [Georgie] can swim when she jumped overboard in Grand Cayman”

“She swam around the back of the boat and climbed up the ladder”

“Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career”

“So far we’ve also left out the part of having 2.5 kids”

“For too long we had spent all of our weekends in front of the TV without ever doing anything productive or enjoyable”

“We never wanted that to be us”




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Comments (4):

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BobbyD 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
I wanted to do this and my wife said no.. Pick the right wife fellows..
       
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Johny 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
My condolences, brother.
Deal with it!
       
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He's lucky having a hot wife on a boat, sailing under the tropical sun.
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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owl131 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
everyone can lead the life they want.
       














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