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We've all had that conversation—with ourselves or our significant other—the one about what to do with our life. For some it remains just that—a conversation. But for Pat and Ali the... More > simple question had an answer that demanded action.
"Why not sail around the world?" Well, for starters, they had never stepped foot on a sailboat before. For another, they were on the fast track to beating out all of the Joneses. But they were bored and getting a little soft around the middle. The idea of moving to the suburbs from the city to become more comfortable made them queasy.
Within months they'd bought a 35' catamaran and had set out across the Gulf Stream for the Bahamas, and for the next four years they sailed around the world.
They learned that people are good the world over—that every stranger was not out to get them, that even the scariest looking among them—the pirates of our minds eye—are deep down no different from you and I. In fact, they've had that conversation too—What am I going to do with my life?< Less