How many of us would give up our jobs and sell everything to pursue our dreams? Anyway, I won’t. However, Matt and Jessica Johnson sold everything, bought a boat, and went off on a journey to fulfill their dream with their cat after quitting their professions as billing specialists and vehicle sales managers, respectively.
Since August 12, 2011, they have managed to travel to 16 different nations, including Cuba, Peru, and Jamaica. Their adorable little cat, who can swim, travels with them everywhere.
“Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career. So far we’ve also left out the part of having 2.5 kids,” Johnsosns told the Daily Mail. “For too long we had spent all of our weekends in front of the TV without ever doing anything productive or enjoyable. We realised this needed to change.”
“It started in late summer of 2007 while on the shores of Lake Michigan.”
“Matt would look at the sailboats on the water and comment on how he’d likе to try that someday.”
“He asked, ‘We can either get a piece of property or spend the money to get a sailboat, which do you think would be best?’”
Eventually, we came to the conclusion that we would likе to spend the summers on the sea“We sold our house in June of 2011…when we realized we wanted to be gone for longer, possibly 4-5 years and go much further.”.
We both left our jobs in July, sold our automobiles, and were prepared to begin a life of sailing.
The couple adơрted their cat, Georgie, in 2012.
Georgie “does very well with the sailing and is more steady on her feet than we are.”
“I think that sailing the world has been great for our relationship.”