Why do you want to sail around the world, if you don't mind me asking?
Hey Kusuri, thanks for the reply! Reasons to sail - there are so many. Here are the main ones:
1) I have adventure in my blood. My parents moved from TX to AK before I was born, in the winter, driving the Al-Can on street tires in a little Mazda. I guess I get the itch from my Dad who was always looking for new adventures, and took me on a few as a kid to ski resorts, Hawaii, the Florida coast, and allowed me to travel to Space Camp when I was 12 and to Paris when I was 18.
2) Love the ocean. Always have. Its too expensive to buy oceanfront property, and even if we did, we'd be stuck there. Which brings me to #3...
3) Love to travel. Both my husband and I share this love. I grew up in Alaska, but haven't been back for 15 years. My extended family lives in Texas, we live in AZ, and don't have any real roots anywhere. My mother currently lives with us, but has advancing dementia. My Dad passed away several years ago. My husband's family is scattered from one coast to the other. We have no ties to any place, except here where I have a job.
4) I will soon have two little ones that I have to say goodbye to every morning when I head to work, and it breaks my heart to leave them. I need a break from corporate life to spend important time with my kids, where I can be with them all day long, every day for an extended period of time.
We want to show them a different way of life BEFORE they are old enough to be addicted to cellphones, video games, and other cultural influences. Get them outside, interacting with nature, seeing things with their own two eyes instead of just reading about things in books like places, history, wildlife, different cultures & languages, etc.
5) And finally - so many challenges. Saving the money, figuring out which boat to buy, where to launch, how to live on a boat, and then the real challenge of boat handling, traveling to new places, how to catch our dinner, there's so much to learn. I'm sure it will not be all fun and easy - I know that. But that is also part of the appeal.
Maybe we'll hate it. Maybe we'll quit after a month, or maybe we'll never even be able to save enough to go. But none of those possible outcomes is going to keep me for aiming for the big dream, and working towards the goal every day. Its what keeps me getting up and going to work right now.
I hope that answers your question.