Once feelings were identified, I decided to go through instead of hiding them, and guess what? I have been accepting and living them and during the the last days, I was able to feel each and every of them (sometimes even crying). Accepting made me feel much better and healthy. Sometimes, a new emotion comes in, one that I am not able to identify, in that case I proceed with the following steps : observe it (be conscious that it exists and analyse it), accept it (it is here for a reason) and deal with it (it is now going to go away on its own).
Our ‘sustainable minimalism’ mission kicked-off! (and we’re still doing great)
Some people are surprised on how we are giving things away, but we are extremely happy that things get reused - it's tiny thing, but it contribute to spare a bit our planet. We got very conscious about this mission toward "sustainable minimalism": when looking for new things (only things that we need!), we always look first at the second hand market.
Discover how Kanban is helping us to get ready to leave
2 months and a half ago we started the long journey preparation. We added new user stories to our backlog and we switched to Kanban working mode. Little by little we have improved the way that we are working in order to keep focus on the main priorities.
Sailing backlog (part 2: 2014-2016)
From 2014 to 2016, we spent as much time sailing as we could. Iteration by iteration, we improved sailing and anchoring safety and we finally got autonomous with fresh water.
Sailing backlog (part 1: 2012/2013)
Once your vision is clear, the next step is to build a backlog. After a year working on our backlog, we already had a minimum viable "Holidays on board Soledad" product... and a (growing) list of improvements opportunities.