Saturday, February 15, 2014

Leap of Faith

Ok, Who wants a vacation?

We are all suffering through the cold and snow, pretty much anywhere you look people are complaining about the cold... Unless you look to the south of Florida, and even they are starting to consider socks!

I formed my dream of retiring on a boat about a week after taking my first real job. The unfortunate part, is that I never took that dream seriously. I always figured it was just out of reach and something I could talk about for the rest of my life.  Had I started, any time in the last 15 years, I could probably be writing about fishing instead of books written by people who are fishing.

Leap of Faith, quit your job and live on a boat is a book by Ed Robinson, and is one I’d classify as “Self Help.”

I wish I had read this book 10 years ago! Ed Covers everything from how to save money (A must if you are going to live without a job) all the way to the more intense details of living on a boat.
There is no enlightening magic formulas or secrets. There is nothing but common sense put into words in this book.
Ed gives inspirational examples of crap you already knew, but really just needed someone else to say, so it could sink in!

Simple things like provisioning plenty of bug spray, taking junk out of boxes BEFORE you take it to the boat, and not buying junk in the first place.

This is a country boy approach to retirement! Spend less, save more. Simple as can be! Even if you have no desire to ever touch a boat, this book is worth reading. But if you are interested in living without any cares... Robinson covers the step by step details that you may not have thought about. Things like getting rid of furniture, pictures, dishes.... Pretty much all of it! But that’s the secret and the point.

Robinson covers many aspects of living on a boat, and that makes me laugh as well. Things like planning ahead when provisioning. It is certainly a good idea to plan ahead when you live afloat, ya can’t just run back to Walmart. I laugh at this thought, because it’s pretty much like living in the country! You have to be a bit self sufficient.

I have had Ed Robinson on my Facebook for over a year, but never read Leap of Faith. I don’t know why.... Just never got around to it I guess. And to be perfectly honest, I only read it because I wanted to read his second book, Poop, Booze and Bikinis. But I am certainly glad I read the book, and I will likely read it again. But for now, Ed has me thinking I need to box some shit up and get rid of it!

You can pick both books up on Amazon for just a few bucks each. Heck, they are cheaper than the Red Box movie I forgot to return for a week.... So give them a read and let me know what you think!

~Cheers all!

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