Episode 61 of The Sailing Podcast is with Marc and Jen of www.loveatfirstsail.com. They took a 2 year sabbatical with their 3 children to go cruising and experience living aboard. During the hurricane season they travelled to Costa Rica and volunteered at a local orphanage to fulfill some of their goals as a family.
This conversation covered the value of setting goals. Marc and Jen shared how they followed through with some long-term plans to spend time travelling as a family. Having recently returned to land, we hear about their life has changed after cruising.
There are links below to some of the resources mentioned during the podcast. We covered a range of topics and Marc and Jen are happy to answer your questions if you would like to know more. Just visit them at www.loveatfirstsail.com.
During the interview we hear about:
- Homeschooling while cruising and after
- Whether to sell the family home
- The value of sail training before you head off
Love at first sail
There were some very good lessons to take away from this interview with Marc and Jen. The topic of goal setting has come up recently in the interview with Jack Bouttell. Marc and Jen were very focused on achieving certain goals with their life and family. Part of the focus can be attributed to writing down their goals and looking at them every day because they were posted in the wardrobe.
I have a couple of suggestions of books to read about goal setting and how this helps to achieve success. The first is ‘The Miracle Morning‘ by Hal Roth and the second is ‘Life in Half a Second‘, by Matthew Michalewicz. Marc also mentioned during the podcast the well known book ‘Think and Grow Rich‘ by Napoleon Hill. If you have any recommendations on resources or methods that helped you achieve your goals please share them in the comments below. If people are interested I will share how I put my Miracle Morning routine together and how it has helped me to focus more on my goals.
Homeschooling was another topic we heard about from Marc and Jen. The teaching side of things seemed to have been coordinated by Jen and during the interview she mentions a post on the Love at First Sail website. This post ‘Boatschooling: What’s it really like?‘ lays out their experiences and also the resources Jen found helpful for homeschooling on the yacht.
The topic of homeschooling is a challenge for any family. Marc expressed how it was a major concern of his when they left to go sailing. It appears that everything turned out fine – actually it worked so well that Jen has continued with homeschooling after returning to land after their sailing adventure.
If you have any questions regarding homeschooling just visit www.loveatfirstsail.com and use the contact details there to get in contact with Marc or Jen, who were happy to help anyone out there putting their own family sailing trip together.
At the time of this recording the yacht ‘Adagio’, a 2005 Jeanneau Sun Oddessy 49, was on the market at Yachtworld and I found this great walk-though of the yacht on YouTube:
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