A year ago today we closed on our house and officially became liveaboards.
Unequivocally I can say that we love it and wouldn’t trade it for anything. There are certainly downsides to living in a marina but we will be leaving many of those issues behind very soon (154 days to be exact).
Reflecting on the last year the first thing that comes to mind is that all of the “stuff” we had that seemed so important we can now barely remember.
The mornings walking up the dock and getting to start each day with views like this….
Even this past winter, one of the snowiest in Boston’s history, far exceeded our expectations on how we would like living on a boat.
Smitty is a small vessel by most liveaboard standards but she suits us well. We don’t find her overly cramped or small. Her lack of storage just motivates us to get rid of more stuff that we probably don’t need anyways. Sure, occasionally we will trip over each other, mostly over Summer, while getting ready for work but the trade offs of having an easily maintained and easily handled boat are worth it.
Another great thing to happen today is that Smitty is now officially ours! The final check cleared today.
We are so close to making this lifestyle change. So close to living differently. To living freely. The feeling is hard to explain.