Living on Island Time, All the Time : Sailing and the Pursuit of Happiness
Quit job? Check. Sell stuff? Check. Move aboard a sailboat? Check. Learn to sail? That's on the to-do list! When Kristen was in her mid-20s, she and her husband quit their jobs, sold their stuff, and sailed their 27-foot sailboat to the Caribbean. The initial plan was a simple tropical sabbatical, but the three-year adventure changed Kristen's fundamental views on how to live well. Instead of bringing home shell necklaces and baskets full of sea glass, she returned with a new philosophy on how to live a simple, meaningful life - she learned how to live on island time, all the time. More than just a sailing memoir, Kristen reflects on the lessons she learned at sea and how they translate to living a more mindful and intentional life in the rat race today. Overarching themes of happiness, well-being, marriage, and social capital are discussed and each chapter ends with a set of exercises designed to help the reader find their own island time.
- Paperback | 170 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 312.98g
- 02 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Kristen M Miller
Kristen M. Miller grew up in the mountains of Vermont but always dreamed of the sea. In her mid-20s she and her husband quit their jobs, sold their stuff, and, with little sailing experience, boarded their 27' sailboat and set sail for the Caribbean. After three years at sea, they returned stateside but were determined to keep on living on island time. Kristen continues to live on a boat with her family and writes for sailing magazines, e-zines, and a personal blog.