This is the first official posting on Maggie Blue. I have always wanted to start a company to really show off my creative side, and I've known for years that this company would be called Maggie Blue. It's the alter-ego, the version of me I want to be but never could because I was too caught up in the human race. It's so easy to get caught up in the world of school, work, paycheck, death. I wanted to break free and make sure that I was living the life I wanted to live. And more importantly now that I'm a mom, to live the kind of of life I want my children to live. I don't want them to go to college because they have to, or work in a particular job because they need the money. I want them to find their way, whatever that is. (And I have to remember to mean that sentiment when my kids come to me and tell me they aren't going to college, or are turning down the great internship to sail around the world) But that's just it, we only get one life to live and I want it to be right for me and them.
Becoming Maggie Blue is the journey to becoming the person I want to be. After many years of living a conventional life, we decided to move to Alaska and live on a boat. Currently we're traveling full time in a camper with our two kids, exploring North America. We have no plan beyond going slowly and seeing all there is to see, and taking the time to connect and be together as much as possible in these special years.