What do you mean by “living small”?
While we love and support folks who want to “live small” by literally moving into a smaller home (in our case, a 35′ sailboat) and the ensuing benefits that can come with that choice, we’re also exploring different notions of “living small” too and how tiny habits can impact our individual and collective well-being in large, meaningful ways.
That could mean living small in terms of buying locally and ethically, living small to reduce our waste footprint, living small to slow down and be less busy, or living small by acknowledging the everyday wonders that we easily miss.
We believe that living small is rich with possibilities and inherently linked to our capacity to validate the poetry residing in each of us. Because of this, WayfindersNow reflects our desire to give ourselves permission to be our weird, authentic, and unconventional selves—part do-gooder, part hellion, a smidgen unruly, and with a ton of curiosity in the mix. Living small, ultimately, entails seeking an alternative life template, so to speak, one that we can actively shape while applying inclusive ways of cultivating abundance, creativity, and joy.
How are the four-legged crew members handling life on the boat?
Like people, our lab, Kaylana, and our cat, Bowie, have their own idiosyncrasies. Bowie loves to lounge in the cockpit or in a few choice hideyholes inside, and sometimes she gets a crazy hair and runs around the boat, jumping from companionway to the berth and back. Kaylana hates the sound of the engine, but otherwise, she sleeps in the salon and begs for a taste of whatever we’re eating (and she’s 14, so hey, let’s admit it, she usually gets whatever she wants).