Amy Thome is creating French Caribbean & Mediterranean Sailing, & world travel content
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My passion is to live & write full time on a sailboat, traveling extensively all over the world in order to be a huge part of the sailing community, sharing the lifestyle & encouraging others to as well. My Patreon page is here so that I may write my book & bring that to fruition while I'm aboard on my first ocean passage~ from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.

My first sailing experience just a short 2+ years ago was NY to Bar Harbor Maine. Since then I've sailed from St. John to Bermuda to Camden Maine; then Nova Scotia to St. Augustine Florida; & then from Bermuda to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe where I lived for 4 months. Now in the Mediterranean, setting sail in a month to cross the Atlantic.

I want my journey to be an inspiration to others to see that life is a beautiful unfolding creation of love, mystery & adventure.

https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/author/amythome0714/

"On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open & the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day"~ Rumi

Never in my life have I felt at home living in a house, a solid unmoving structure. Most girls grow up desiring a beautiful house, a successful career perhaps, a husband, white picket fence, a pet, & maybe those 2.5 children…I have never desired any of those things, but somewhere along the way into adulthood, I curiously started following that construct, that path that everyone seems to think they have to take, which for me personally I kind of view as a trap.. I owned a gorgeous 1922 English Tudor, that was a woman's complete dream ~filled with antiques, a completely remodeled kitchen to easily enjoy preparing gourmet meals from scratch, a bourgeois white fluffy carpeted office, & a wood-burning fireplace lined with large bookshelves. I had chandeliers, an arched front door, slate backsplashes, a white claw-footed antique office desk... I always drove nice cars.. I had a loving German Australian shepherd, as well as a very high paying corporate finance job in management. A job that let me take killer vacations to places like India & Brazil .. I attained the degree & a handful of financial licenses in the Wall Street world.. I had it all, from the looks of it.. But NONE of these things made me happy, nor at peace. Something was always off, amiss… these things didn’t sustain me, feed me, or make me feel content whatsoever. There was always a nagging ache for more. I felt chained by these THINGS. I have always been a seeker by nature for as long as I can remember back into childhood. I’ve always asked why. I've always looked at society like something was askew.. I’ve always known there was far MORE to this life. I didn’t want to follow that conveyor belt of uniformity, of lifestyles around me that all seemed to be fabricated from an eerily similar mold.

It wasn’t until I finally grew the balls after years of deliberating in my head, to take the plunge & say goodbye to it all. I sold my house including everything in it, & I quit my job as Director of Operations in the Wall Street world.  Around 2012 is when it all began to shake, & in hindsight in the most eloquent way. I discovered the world of yoga & meditation, & it was all uphill from there. Well maybe not uphill exactly, but yoga has a very interesting way of seeping into your every pore, & making it so there is now no way BUT to start shedding. It starts to make you have very little tolerance for those things in your life that no longer feed you. You begin to simplify. It can feel like the earth is actually crumbling beneath you, but in fact, it’s causing you to become alive again, to begin to realize your true self, your true essence. The person that has been there all along, but it was buried beneath all the clutter from the conditioning that started back when you were a child.. Yoga & meditation, whether you like it or not, begins to show you the cage you’ve been living in, & you begin the process of rattling those bars. You truly begin to gain more clarity than you could ever have imagined. It’s chilling, but herein begins your own glorious personal climb out of the playpen. What would you rather choose~ a lifetime of robotic living or the newfound ability to chart your own way. Four months ago, I finally let go of the career that I had been chasing for over 11 years. I went into work one day, wrote a long email, & left an hour later with no notice. My soul could not take another day. Since then I began one of the most beautiful chapters of my life. I finally found a place that I truly feel is ‘home’ to me. And that is on the water. I just happened to start taking a curious interest in sailboats. For no apparent reason (at that time) I was drawn to them. Taking up sailing lessons has begun to show me that what is ‘home’ is so vastly different from person to person. For me, I have never felt a peace like I do when I’m in motion, when the wind is lashing my body, when the boat is heeling over on it’s side. It’s a rush I have never experienced. The water rocks me to sleep at night, & welcomes me into her vast maternal benevolence again each day. This is home, This is home. I have no idea what is to come, but I don't regret a thing, except wishing I had done it sooner ~

https://www.pinterest.com/amythome/dreams%7E/
Tiers
French Caribbean Cruising info/advice
$15 or more per month
Private one-on-one messaging of daily conversations of the adventures, details of the day, sharing stories of the water, & details of places to stay in the French Caribbean (docking, mooring, anchoring, etc).


{If you are looking for in-depth information on the islands of Petit-Terre, Marie Galonte, La Désirade, Îles des Saintes, or Guadeloupe, this is for you}

Deep Ocean Sailing
$35 or more per month
Support of a budding deep ocean sailor, to begin prepping for her first Trans-Atlantic crossing, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Access to non public pictures & videos, private messaging for any questions you have about the sailing, the boat, the lifestyle, & any other questions you may have about the cruising in's & out's, (. ie. How-To's).. AND if you are in the same area, we can personally meet ... 
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When a renowned sailor & published author follows my journey ⛵️for the past 2 years, as if my sailing life could EVEN compare to his ~ sending me a surprise copy of his book from Germany for my birthday ..

I'm feeling so much benevolence from the world lately ...The Universe has blown my mind the last 2 years~ bestowed upon me a lifestyle I could never have even conceived on my own .. distilled down to the most beautiful minimalist life I could ever desire .. not about money or possessions, but experiences, love, adventure & allowing myself to go head first into my fears.. It's almost indescribable what the world is ready & absolutely willing to gift to you when you remain open, open to everything~ the delectable as well as the uncomfortable .. every morning I tell the Universe that I'm open & willing to unfold further & further .. & boy does it reciprocate !

I'm so incredibly humbled~ feeling that the opportunity here in CA has turned into an enchanting present ~ a nesting place here in the forests of Woodside, to provide the stillness I needed to see the next step, the next chapter on the water ..
??⛵️ Stay tuned for more tingles from the Ether .. #Adventure #Sailing #Sail #OceanCrossing #Sailboat #Majorca #mediterranean #OceanVoyage #OceanPassage #sea #Freedom #CanaryIsland #

My current goal is raising funds for writing my book as I cross the Atlantic~ Canary Islands to the Caribbean~ achieving my dream of sailing past the NW coast of Africa, & then out through the Gibraltar Straights, to the Caribbean. (my 1st trans-Atlantic passage) My trip will be filmed & documented, with a possible co-writing of a book on the agenda! Also interviews & podcasts are expected as well. So excited that my Patreons help support the endeavors to create & live life to the absolute fullest.
 
I want my journey to be an inspiration to others to see that life is a beautiful unfolding creation of love, mystery & adventure.

https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/author/amythome0714/
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My passion is to live & write full time on a sailboat, traveling extensively all over the world in order to be a huge part of the sailing community, sharing the lifestyle & encouraging others to as well. My Patreon page is here so that I may write my book & bring that to fruition while I'm aboard on my first ocean passage~ from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.

My first sailing experience just a short 2+ years ago was NY to Bar Harbor Maine. Since then I've sailed from St. John to Bermuda to Camden Maine; then Nova Scotia to St. Augustine Florida; & then from Bermuda to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe where I lived for 4 months. Now in the Mediterranean, setting sail in a month to cross the Atlantic.

I want my journey to be an inspiration to others to see that life is a beautiful unfolding creation of love, mystery & adventure.

https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/author/amythome0714/

"On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open & the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day"~ Rumi

Never in my life have I felt at home living in a house, a solid unmoving structure. Most girls grow up desiring a beautiful house, a successful career perhaps, a husband, white picket fence, a pet, & maybe those 2.5 children…I have never desired any of those things, but somewhere along the way into adulthood, I curiously started following that construct, that path that everyone seems to think they have to take, which for me personally I kind of view as a trap.. I owned a gorgeous 1922 English Tudor, that was a woman's complete dream ~filled with antiques, a completely remodeled kitchen to easily enjoy preparing gourmet meals from scratch, a bourgeois white fluffy carpeted office, & a wood-burning fireplace lined with large bookshelves. I had chandeliers, an arched front door, slate backsplashes, a white claw-footed antique office desk... I always drove nice cars.. I had a loving German Australian shepherd, as well as a very high paying corporate finance job in management. A job that let me take killer vacations to places like India & Brazil .. I attained the degree & a handful of financial licenses in the Wall Street world.. I had it all, from the looks of it.. But NONE of these things made me happy, nor at peace. Something was always off, amiss… these things didn’t sustain me, feed me, or make me feel content whatsoever. There was always a nagging ache for more. I felt chained by these THINGS. I have always been a seeker by nature for as long as I can remember back into childhood. I’ve always asked why. I've always looked at society like something was askew.. I’ve always known there was far MORE to this life. I didn’t want to follow that conveyor belt of uniformity, of lifestyles around me that all seemed to be fabricated from an eerily similar mold.

It wasn’t until I finally grew the balls after years of deliberating in my head, to take the plunge & say goodbye to it all. I sold my house including everything in it, & I quit my job as Director of Operations in the Wall Street world.  Around 2012 is when it all began to shake, & in hindsight in the most eloquent way. I discovered the world of yoga & meditation, & it was all uphill from there. Well maybe not uphill exactly, but yoga has a very interesting way of seeping into your every pore, & making it so there is now no way BUT to start shedding. It starts to make you have very little tolerance for those things in your life that no longer feed you. You begin to simplify. It can feel like the earth is actually crumbling beneath you, but in fact, it’s causing you to become alive again, to begin to realize your true self, your true essence. The person that has been there all along, but it was buried beneath all the clutter from the conditioning that started back when you were a child.. Yoga & meditation, whether you like it or not, begins to show you the cage you’ve been living in, & you begin the process of rattling those bars. You truly begin to gain more clarity than you could ever have imagined. It’s chilling, but herein begins your own glorious personal climb out of the playpen. What would you rather choose~ a lifetime of robotic living or the newfound ability to chart your own way. Four months ago, I finally let go of the career that I had been chasing for over 11 years. I went into work one day, wrote a long email, & left an hour later with no notice. My soul could not take another day. Since then I began one of the most beautiful chapters of my life. I finally found a place that I truly feel is ‘home’ to me. And that is on the water. I just happened to start taking a curious interest in sailboats. For no apparent reason (at that time) I was drawn to them. Taking up sailing lessons has begun to show me that what is ‘home’ is so vastly different from person to person. For me, I have never felt a peace like I do when I’m in motion, when the wind is lashing my body, when the boat is heeling over on it’s side. It’s a rush I have never experienced. The water rocks me to sleep at night, & welcomes me into her vast maternal benevolence again each day. This is home, This is home. I have no idea what is to come, but I don't regret a thing, except wishing I had done it sooner ~

https://www.pinterest.com/amythome/dreams%7E/

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Tiers
French Caribbean Cruising info/advice
$15 or more per month
Private one-on-one messaging of daily conversations of the adventures, details of the day, sharing stories of the water, & details of places to stay in the French Caribbean (docking, mooring, anchoring, etc).


{If you are looking for in-depth information on the islands of Petit-Terre, Marie Galonte, La Désirade, Îles des Saintes, or Guadeloupe, this is for you}

Deep Ocean Sailing
$35 or more per month
Support of a budding deep ocean sailor, to begin prepping for her first Trans-Atlantic crossing, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Access to non public pictures & videos, private messaging for any questions you have about the sailing, the boat, the lifestyle, & any other questions you may have about the cruising in's & out's, (. ie. How-To's).. AND if you are in the same area, we can personally meet ...