Hope Floats

By: Lara Dustin Scriba


(2 min. read)

 Thirteen years ago, my husband and I made a bold decision to embark on a life of adventure and simplicity, trading our traditional home for the gentle sway of a sailboat, setting a course for a life afloat. We wanted our children to experience the wonders of connection, curiosity, and a sense of belonging to something greater than themselves.

As we navigate the open waters and encounter new faces, our faith in humanity is renewed. The acts of kindness bestowed upon us by strangers remind us that compassion knows no boundaries. Together, we share our passions and guide our children, imparting not only skills to survive but also the wisdom to thrive as compassionate human beings. 

Living in constant motion offers our children a unique opportunity to discover themselves. They learn to embrace the ever-changing environment, finding solace in the unpredictability of nature. Each sunrise and sunset, the ebb and flow of the tides, the shifting seasons – these rhythms become their guideposts.

In this dance with nature, our children learn to find their place in the world on their own terms, understanding the importance of following their passions and stepping off the beaten path. They discover the power of joy and the courage it takes to pursue what makes them feel alive.

Our life afloat has become a tapestry of experiences woven together by the threads of adventure and resilience. We have chosen a path less traveled, and in doing so, we have discovered a world filled with inspiration and endless possibilities.

So, as we continue to sail toward the horizon, we hold onto our dreams for our children. We believe that by immersing them in the beauty of this world, they will grow into compassionate, curious, and resilient individuals. And with each passing day, our hope for their future shines brighter, for we know that they are destined for greatness on their own unique journey. 

Lara Scriba
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