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Season’s Greeting from $7 Dollar Books

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Years. 2011 has brought tremendous change to my life. I write this from the cabin of our 32′ sailboat St Regis anchored off Titusville, FL.

Over the past two years my life has been in transition. I had moved from my condo on the coast in eastern New Brunswick, Canada to another small town a hundred miles or so away. There I finished building a 25 foot sailboat which I named Spirit of Aiden. We moved aboard May 1st 2010. Since then we have had two other boats; a 27′ Tartan named Scot Free and our current vessel St Regis. Our journey has taken us all over the eastern part of the US from Maine all the way down to Key West, FL. But the travelling was not the journey. The journey has been in search of a different lifestyle. It has been in search of something better; more meaningful than driving to an office building and sitting in a cubicle for ‘x’ amount of dollars per hour and making mortgage payments, car payments, cable TV and multiple phone payments every month, standing in lines for groceries, banks, restaurants, motor vehicle registration… and all the other recurring craziness associated with being a ‘normal’ working class citizen. Time slips by at an incredible rate; and it only slips one way. I wasn’t ready to wait any longer for the right time to make a drastic change.

But the transition, I think, may be almost complete. There are still some kinks to work out and it will take time to develop a routine that will simplify all the daily tasks involved in living aboard a small sailboat and cruising the waterways; and eventually the oceans. But I feel we are almost there. Therefore, it is now time to rebuild 7DollarBooks beyond where it was before. Over the coming months I will begin getting back into writing regular posts and adding tons of new (and useful) content to the site. I plan to offer (for free) as much information as possible that will allow others to break free from the day to day grind. I plan to share all I’ve done to make this lifestyle possible. So if you’re reading this and have been reading my posts for some time, Thank you for sticking with me.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!!

May all your dreams come true.

Joseph

Team $7 Dollar Books

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