The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Living on a 50ft sailboat is, for the most part, the coolest freaking thing ever. I wake up to the sun rising on the ocean while tucked comfortably in the captains quarters. I head to the living room where my awesome husband usually has coffee waiting for me (seriously, if you meet a guy who makes you coffee in the morning, marry him.)
We spend our “lunch break” paddle boarding between million dollar yachts and watch the sting rays swim underneath us.
(sometimes we even manage to work while paddle boarding!)
We sip wine as we watch the California sunset bounce off the San Diego city skyline. Did I mention getting lucky in a pirate ship is pretty much the best shag you’ll ever have?
It’s a given the good outweighs the bad and the ugly combined, but it would be wrong to say it’s all sugarplum fairies and cherries on top.
The reality is the boat is under construction, and with sanding comes saw dust. Hello, dust bunnies EVERYWHERE: on the couch, in and around my water bottle (yummy), on the stairs (yes I slipped and fell and am now forever terrified of stairs)- and can you say ‘goodbye clean dishes?’ I sure can.
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Then there’s this gorgeous floor. But it hasn’t always been this beautiful. It had to go through stages one, two and five. Yes, Joey had to varnish this floor 5 times and every time it had to sit untouched for 16 hours. This means no home cooked meals for Kelsey. Have you ever eaten out for every meal for days? Well if you haven’t, guess what, it ruins it! No I don’t want Thai, Chipotle or Mediterranean. What I want is to never eat out ever again (slightly dramatic I know.) The honest, dirty truth is I’ve gained ten pounds in like four days, and at an average of $25 a meal for two… this girl is breaking the bank faster than you can say ‘table for two.’
Now onto the ugly, and I recognize this is partly my fault since I’m not the most organized person on the planet, but I’m three months in and I’m still living out of my suitcase. I got rid of most of my clothes, after all, we are living on a boat! But apparently I still have too many outfits (is this even possible?), since I can never find what I’m looking for, so everything gets tossed around and there’s no way to hang anything up, so I’m a wrinkly mess 99% of the time. It’s actually pretty embarrassing the more I think about it.
But I’m ON A BOAT. So who really cares? I sure don’t (sometimes I do), but as I’m writing this it’s 82 degrees in February and my hot as hell husband is telling me it’s wine time. Cheers to living the good life, even if we are a hot mess!


  1. I just want to say how exciting I think this whole adventure is to so many people. Well me for sure, I can’t really speak for anyone else. I can’t wait for you to get the boat finished and under sail off to Nicaragua. Sooo much fun. Live every day like it may be the last. Life is way to short.

  2. Thanks Russ, it means a lot. We’re getting more and more excited as it gets closer! There will be a pretty great video made for the journey south, can’t wait for you to see it. Thanks again, we always love hearing from you!

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