After a long vacation from blogging, Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness is back! If you take a look around the site, you’ll quickly see I’ve got a nice new shiny car! But it’s still me driving, and I’ve got the same stuff in the trunk. However, take a look under the hood, and you’ll notice a few changes.
First of all, Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness has redirected its focus. What began as a blog that only chronicled my journey will now offer more useful information to sailors, simple livers, and all who want to chase a dream. I’ll still keep sharing my stories and through personal experiences I hope to offer more.
Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness has three contributing writers now. I invited Ben and Merry because of their expertise in things related to sailing or simple living. The people I have met through blogging are amazing, and Ben and Merry are two of them. For most of my journey, Ben traveled with me aboard his own Bristol Channel Cutter. He may be one of the most driven people I know. His commitment to caring for his father, learning French, and adopting a raw food lifestyle, all while living aboard a boat is impressive.
After communicating with Merry via the web, I finally invited her to sail with me. She was aboard Daphne for about a week, but it felt like a lifetime. Merry will be a friend for a long time. I asked Merry to be a contributing writer because she has a great perspective on simplicity and has certainty given a lot of herself to chase her own idea of happiness.
Two other projects are well on their way. First, I can officially say that a writing career is on the rise for me. Look for my next article in the March issue of Living Aboard magazine. Second, I am excited to be a part of a new film project called One Simple Question. Currently we are building our team, finalizing plans, and gathering equipment and sponsorship. Our Kickstarter fundraising campaign will begin soon. Please subscribe to our email list and become a fan on facebook to get new site articles, announcements, and updates on the film project delivered right to you.