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What Won’t We Miss?

Since recently posting about all the stuff I”ll surely complain about missing after we hit the high seas, why not talk about all the stuff that won’t be so bad leaving behind? There’s gotta be a few things, right? 😉

Surprisingly, it was rather easy to compile a list of the crappy things we’ll be thrilled to say goodbye to when we leave.

^^we CANNOT wait to do *this* full-time!^^

So, in no particular order…

  1. Having to work. Um, hi, that’s a no brainer.
  2. And having to wear work clothes (not to be confused with workout clothes). Peace out professional attire!
  3. Alarm clocks. We won’t really need to rely on such a thing once we’re gone.
  4. Snowbird traffic (and tourist season here in Naples). I definitely won’t miss those crazy snowbird drivers. They are horr-i-ble!
  5. All the crap we sold before we left. So thrilled it took something like this to finally say sayonara to our junk.
  6. Connectedness to technology. Or more so, social media. It will be a welcome relief to have some forced disconnectedness (is that a word?) to these social platforms. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to stay up to date with friends and family, but seriously, these mediums have gotten way too addictive and have been known to suck me in from time to time.

^^lots more of *this* in our near future.^^

Once again, I asked Jereme the same question, and his response…

  1. Having to be places at certain times (i.e work, appointments, etc.).

Okay, that’s more of a normal answer this time and I totally feel the same way.  That’s really the beauty of what we are about to undertake… we have no agenda, no schedules, no rules!  And, let me tell ya, it freaking ROCKS!

Although I’m sure we will experience our fair share of ups and downs on this adventure of ours, I’m hopeful that the “highs” will far outweigh the “lows.”

We are so ready to travel and fill our little ole sailboat with treasured memories that become our story for life.

Now if we could just get going already… 😉


>>Thanks for visiting LAHOWIND sailing blog! We’d love for you to get to know us and follow our story as we attempt to navigate a whole new world of sailing.

Jan DavisFebruary 5, 2014 - 7:32 am

Hi Kim, Jereme and Oliver :)

Just pinteresting one day and found one of your project life pages and you know how one click of the mouse gets you to another site and another ??? Well, after a few clicks I found myself here reading about your adventure! How absolutely wonderful that you guys are living the Nike mantra.. just do it :)

Wish you all a safe and wonderful journey :)

LAHOWINDFebruary 5, 2014 - 11:48 am

Thanks so much Jan! I’m definitely guilty myself of getting sucked in to a few websites/blogs via pinterest. 😉 Gotta love it! -Kim

Aubri GraybealFebruary 5, 2014 - 2:38 pm

You guys are soooooo inspirational- I LOVE your blog and will miss your regular posts when at sea. We are simplifying ourselves and trying to figure out what our “sailboat” is. xoxoxoxoxo

LAHOWINDFebruary 5, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Thanks so much Aubri!!! We are going to try our hardest to keep them coming while we’re traveling if we can sneak a wifi signal here and there. 😉 I CANNOT wait to hear about your “simplifying” plans too! xoxo -K

HarrietFebruary 5, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Great post! I didn’t miss a lot of things when we went cruising. I found it easier to focus on important things and leave behind the stuff that doesn’t matter. It was had to come back to civilization after spending months in the Bahamas. Everyone looked so well groomed. People were so grumpy as they rushed around to “accomplish” things. I could stand for hours in the supermarket puzzling over which kind of product (toilet paper, shampoo, etc) to buy and wonder why we really need 50 different kinds of cereal!

LAHOWINDFebruary 5, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Thanks Harriet! I can’t even imagine how our perspective will change after we’ve cruised for a year or so. I’m quite certain we will have a very different view of the world. PS – Have I mentioned how cute Bailey the dog is? :) -Kim

HeatherFebruary 5, 2014 - 9:39 pm

YES! Isn’t it crazy how we have convinced ourselves that how we live (racing around, instant data, etc) is ‘reality’? We are looking forward to all these changes as well as we set out I a few months.

MJ SailingFebruary 6, 2014 - 3:38 am

So when are you going to leave these things behind already and join us? We’re not actually stuck in Mexico waiting for a weather window to get to the Florida Keys, we’re just waiting for you. 😉

Oh, and be glad you won’t need an alarm clock. It was still a daily thing for us when we were trying to cover miles down the ICW. Sunrise to sunset. Boo.

LAHOWINDFebruary 6, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Lol Jessica! I knew that’s why you guys were waiting. 😉 We’re hoping to leave soon…just a few more projects to wrap up and waiting on our solar panels to arrive. You wouldn’t believe how in demand those suckers are. Ideally we will be headed to the Keys before the end of the month. Hope to see you guys soon! -Kim