Have I ever mentioned how David and I have a dream to be on a boat?
Not just any boat, but a big boat. A catamaran.
And I guess not just be on one, but to possibly live on one for a period of time?
Well, it’s true. The exact details of the plan are a little uncertain, but the plan itself is not.
I certainly have my reservations about the plan, but it may not be what you think.
Won’t you be sea sick? – Eh, maybe.
Won’t you miss your family? – We won’t be as out of touch as everyone may think.
Won’t it be tough living in such tight quarters? – I look forward to the coziness!
But what reallllly gets to me? The food limitations.
Wheat bagel thin, fried egg with veggie cream cheese and salsa. Butter pecan cookie and half caf on the side.
Talk about #firstworldproblems, right? But it’s true. I can overlook the fact that we won’t have a dishwasher and that my countertop space will be virtually nonexistent.
But when it comes to food, I’m really spoiled. Really.
Leftover chicken tikka masala over brown rice and spinach.
For example, I doubt I’ll be eating much Indian food for lunch unless we sail to India, which isn’t in the plan. Well, not the first phase, at least
Jack’s salsa and holiday pretzels.
I might luck out finding salsa in general- but good luck finding the delicious Jack’s special salsa, right?
I’d like to look at the whole thing as an adventure and be excited about trying the local fare of wherever we happen to be. But I’m not sure how long I can do that before missing the comforts of home. After all, David had to eat guinea pig when he was in Ecuador and that doesn’t exactly wet my whistle.
Crockpot turkey meatballs over spaghetti squash.
However, as with all life adventures, you figure it out as you go. We aren’t exactly ready to hop aboard next week, so we have some time. In the meantime, I plan on sharpening the heck out of my meal planning skills and perfecting my ability to load provisions without wasting an inch of space! I’m up for an adventure, as long as I can bring my kale with me!
And if all else fails, it would make for an interesting WIAW, right?
What would you miss most if you were to set sail for a year?