Maybe it’s different for you personally, but it seems like a pretty safe bet to say that most people would love to live on or by the ocean. There is something very magical about the the big, blue frontier. Sure, when you really think about it, it’s kind of a scary thing. Less than one percent of the ocean has been explored which means there are creatures lurking in the depths of the sea that you don’t want to see in your nightmares let alone in person.
However, when you don’t think about that, there is little that is more relaxing than laying on the beach, listening to the sound of the waves hitting the shore, or being able to jump into the surf when the gaze of the sun gets a little too hot on your skin. Unfortunately for much of the world, being landlocked is a reality. If you don’t live on the coast, the ocean is far from reach. But if you’ve got a serious dream to be near the ocean, here are 3 ways you can make that dream a reality:
Make it Your Work
If you have a love affair with the sea, you might as well make it the destination for your full-time job. There are many careers that would make this a reality. Be a marine biologist or a scuba instructor. Study the ecosystems of the ocean or focus on sea-based economies. Do whatever you can to make it work. If you don’t want to have to go to school for something science based, get yourself into yacht maintenance or be on board at a marine service center. Cater to the needs of millionaires by working on their yachts, or better yet, get one for yourself and live on it. You can have anything in this world. Most of the time it’s just a matter of doing instead of wishing.
Make It Vacation
If you can’t make the oceanfront a permanent place of residence, aim to make it a vacation. If you cut out expenses in certain areas of life, you can save up more money than you realize. Who knows, in 10 or 15 years you might have enough money to buy a vacation home right on the water in some exotic, tropical country. Then you’ll have your own private beach front. There are millions of miles of coastline around the world waiting to be enjoyed. If it isn’t your daily reality, make it your reality when you need a reality that’s different from what you’re living 90 percent of the year at home.
Just Do It and Live off the Land
If work doesn’t take you to the ocean and you can’t afford to make the ocean a vacation destination, you might consider just ditching your responsibilities all together and selling your current home and all your belongings and just going for it. Don’t work. Live off the land. People do it all the time. They live in a van on the coast and live off of fish and other sea life. Of course, maybe this isn’t a realistic way to live, but if you can make it work, more power to ya.