Sailing School Student Spotlight: Brittany Jones
“Everybody kind of has this mentality of work, work, work, and then you can have fun later in life. We just decided to have the fun now.”
It may be safe to say that 2020 impacted us all in one way or another. For Brittany Jones, it was a wake-up call. After experiencing loss and navigating a new covid-era world, she decided that life is too short not to be doing what you want to be doing all the time. And for her, that meant being on the water in the Florida Keys.
Brittany is a recent Key West local, who moved to our island city with her husband Matt and her stepson Logan in January 2022. They sold it all, bought a sailboat, and moved aboard. There are books about this topic! Bluesail was lucky enough to welcome Brittany, Matt, and Logan to our sailing school where they took their maritime skills to the next level. We’re excited to share Brittany's story of how they found home onboard a sailboat in Key West.
Bluesail: Can you share a little bit about your background story of leaving the mountains of Colorado for the reefs of the Florida Keys?
Brittany: I owned two businesses in Colorado and was doing really well for myself. And when 2020 happened, I decided that I didn't want to do it anymore. It wasn’t about the businesses - those were fine and we sold them. But with the pandemic, the world seeming like it was falling apart, and personal loss within my family, I decided that life is too short to not do what you want to do all the time. So we made a goal to leave Colorado in October 2022 and move to the Keys…but we ended up fast-tracking our plan and moved in January 2022. Everybody kind of has this mentality of work, work, work, and then you can have fun later. We just decided to have the fun now.
Bluesail: So what made you decide to live on a boat?