Couple Quits Jobs And Sells Everything To Travel The World With Their Cat

Ever thought about quitting your job, cashing out everything to relax and sail the world? Well that’s exactly what this couple did! Since August 12, 2011 Matt and Jessica Johnson who both had good jobs and earned about a thousand dollars per month. They gave up their jobs and decided to head out for the open sea while living of their boat. Till date they have been to 16 countries including Peru, Bahamas, Jamaica and Cuba. Georgie is the pet cat; he has travelled with them since 2012 and can swim. In an interview with Daily mail they stated that their life was the American dream which was to go to school, get hitched, get a house and get a career. The only part they had stalled on was having two or three kids. The couple went further to say that for a long part of their lives together they had just spent time watching television without necessarily achieving anything productive and they realized that they need to change the status quo.

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“It started in late summer of 2007 while on the shores of Lake Michigan”

couple sells everything travels world

“Matt would look at the sailboats on the water and comment on how he’d like to try that someday”

couple sells everything travels world

“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?’”

couple sells everything travels world

“Eventually we decided…that we would rather spend our summers on the water”

couple sells everything travels world

“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”

couple sells everything travels world

“In July we both quit our jobs, sold our cars, and were ready to start the cruising life”

couple sells everything travels world

The couple adopted their cat, Georgie, in 2012

couple sells everything travels world

couple sells everything travels world

Georgie “does very well with the sailing and is more steady on her feet than we are”

couple sells everything travels world

“I think that sailing the world has been great for our relationship”

couple sells everything travels world

“There’s no walking away from an argument when one person gets mad at the other, you have to keep working together until the job is done”

couple sells everything travels world

The cat “loves sitting on the deck and watching the fish over the side of the boat when we are at anchor”

couple sells everything travels world

“We’d also been hearing stories from so many others that had been putting their dream on hold until retirement and for one reason or another until their dreams were no longer attainable”

couple sells everything travels world

couple sells everything travels world

The couple “found out [Georgie] can swim when she jumped overboard in Grand Cayman”

couple sells everything travels world

“She swam around the back of the boat and climbed up the ladder”

couple sells everything travels world

“Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career”

couple sells everything travels world

“So far we’ve also left out the part of having 2.5 kids”

couple sells everything travels world

“For too long we had spent all of our weekends in front of the TV without ever doing anything productive or enjoyable”

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couple sells everything travels world

“We never wanted that to be us”

couple sells everything travels world

couple sells everything travels world

couple sells everything travels world

couple sells everything travels world

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