Sara Sails Away

Charting a new path

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Hitting pause

Not that I have been a very prolific blogger up to this point, but to the dozen or so of you who have looked at my blog (Thank you! Know that you only know about it because I Iike you very, very much.) I want to announce that I’m going to pause blogging for a little bit while I prepare to rent out my house and get rid of all my stuff. Yes, it turns out I may have a renter! I met with someone who seems to really like it, so I’m going to step up my game in getting almost everything I own sold or packed within the next couple of months.

So far, I have been using Half.com to sell almost all my books and DVDs and taking what doesn’t sell to my local used books store. I’ve listed all the clothes I want to sell on Poshmark (use my referral code UUAQR to get $5 in credit!) and have sold quite a bit there. I’ve sold a few things using Facebook Marketplace or Ebay, and occasionally Craigslist. For the bulk of my household goods, I may continue along those lines or I may try to set up a website of my own–I haven’t decided exactly what I’m going to do yet.

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But I am certainly not done with blogging–I have so many ideas! My plan was to continue a “practice” series on Dollywood and Pigeon Forge while I figure out all the technical aspects of how to blog, then announce my blog to as large an audience as I can.

I would officially launch with a series about the cross-country trip I took with my parents in the fall of 2015, the last trip I took with Dad. And there is much more planned after that! But we’ll see how it actually goes in real life. Plans are squishy.

I may still post here and there like I did for my last Uber experience, but I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me besides the blog. But I promise I’m not giving up or going anywhere. I am continuing forward with my dreams.

Here’s to the fools who dream

The video above is the only one I could find with actual footage of the movie–I love this scene. “A bit of madness is key”

When I tell people I want to travel full-time, one question I get asked is, where do I want to go? Like any good traveler, I echo the words of Susan Sontag, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

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My journey so far

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For a long, long time, I lived my life the way I thought I should live–I had a very good job at a beautiful and generous church, a great apartment in a hip neighborhood, wonderful friends, and a loving family. I traveled as much as my work and my finances allowed. If I had any complaints, it was that I had never really fallen in love and gotten married, and around my early 30’s I got really sad about not having any kids. But life got better, I learned that I loved traveling solo, and if the occasional dates I had didn’t amount to much, that was okay with me. As time went on, I even bought a house. I was settled.

But by my late 30’s, everything fell apart. Work stress was mounting and after one particularly trying period with my boss, something in me just snapped. I had been trying so hard to please this person for so many years and it finally dawned on me that it was impossible–no matter what I did, I could never in a million years please them. Like Sisyphus–I’d get so far and do so well, only to have it come back and demolish me later. Over and over and over again.

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