New Book: Changing Lifestyles – it’s been Published!

Changing Lifestyles

Changing Lifestyles

The book, Changing Lifestyles: Trading the Rat Race For a Sail Around the World reveals what it was like for me to transition from a land based control-freak work-a-holic to a sea loving, fly by the seat of my pants full-time live aboard sailor. Click here to buy the paperback version or here to buy the digital version. (Also available at Amazon.com)

Prior to my lifestyle transition, my days were filled with an excessive drive to succeed as a business owner, wife, mother, friend, and on. I set out to have the handsome husband, 2.4 kids, nice house, fast car, exuberant vacations and all the so-called benefits of financial success.

Once I achieved what society deems successful, I thought, ‘If this is success, why don’t I feel successful?’

In a search for a more meaningful life, I convinced my husband, Simon, to sell everything we owned and use the funds to buy the largest boat we could afford (Simon didn’t need much convincing!). The ultimate plan being a world circumnavigation.

Throughout the book you’ll read about how I busted out of my comfort zones, gave up the need to control future outcomes and started to identify less with my old life. The new lifestyle allowed me to transform into a freer, more spontaneous and far more fulfilled person.

Reader review – 5 Stars: This is the story of a woman who was on multiple journeys; looking for a change in her life’s course, learning the ropes of a new boat, and navigating what it is to parent a child as she and her husband embark on this journey. Great as an adventure story, but also got me excited to read it as a travel guide! Cherie Shutz

Changing Lifestyles: Trading the Rat Race For a Sail Around the World is…

…a great book for anyone interested in making a lifestyle transition; or anyone looking for more meaning.

Additionally, I emphasize the pros and cons of being a full time live aboard. I’ve often been praised for my tell-it-how-it-is approach, so I do not gloss over the difficulties. Also, issues encountered with having a young child on board in addition to areas like homeschooling, system breakdowns, seasickness, being caught in horrific storms and more are described.

I also highlight the benefits of sailing around the world – and there are many! I detail the extremely close bond that live aboards share, the amazing sights and cultures my family and I have embraced, the magic of sailing at night, our 18 day journey across the Atlantic Ocean and on.

The book features our experiences of over 18,500 miles, 15 countries, numerous cities and sights around the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. This book is a must-have for anyone with a wanderlust spirit!

So…what will you gain by reading this book?

After reading Changing Lifestyles: Trading the Rat Race For a Sail Around the World, you may not feel compelled to sell everything you own and sail around the world, but you will most certainly feel inspired. The book will entertain, enlighten and potentially challenge you to ask yourself, ‘how can I make my life more meaningful?’

Buy the book now! Here are your options (click one):

  • Paperback from my online store (click here to purchase)
  • Digital version (PDF) (click here) or I can send it to your Kindle (email me for instructions).
  • Paperback or Kindle (supplied by Amazon.com):

Still want a wee bit more information?

Watch my video about ‘Changing Lifestyles’ below

Buy the book now!

  • Paperback from my online store (click here to purchase)
  • Digital version (PDF) (click here) or I can send it to your Kindle (email me for instructions).
  • Paperback or Kindle (supplied by Amazon.com):

Or if you have any questions about the book, please email me at Kim@SailingBritican.com

IMPORTANT: please note that the book consists of previous blog entries, all edited to read as in book format, found throughout this website.