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I’ll admit that I have yet to watch this movie in its entirety, but I plan to do so today. It comes highly recommended. I don’t know how it turns out, but from the Chasing Bubbles website, I learned this:

In 2008, a farm boy from Indiana named Alex Rust was working at The Chicago Board of Trade. He found success, but not happiness. At the age of 25 Alex quit his job and drove to Florida in search of something better. He traded his old minivan for a small sailboat he found on Craigslist. Alex taught himself how to sail with the help of a ‘Sailing For Dummies’ book. On New Years Eve 2008 Alex set sail from Florida with 2 friends, and headed towards the Bahamas, never looking back. What followed was a 4 year adventure that took Alex to the farthest corners of the globe. Alex’s relentlessness and appetite for risky behavior made for a grand adventure every American boy once dreams of – but at what cost? ‘Chasing Bubbles’ is the story of one man’s search for fulfillment by pushing everything in his world to the absolute limit.

Sounds inspiring to me. Let’s put on a new pot of coffee and enjoy!


  1. I remember reading about Alex not long after he died in India. A huge amount of charisma it seems. My wife & I really enjoyed the video and it was great to see another human being enjoying life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Seriously, I’m glad I watched it before I read the comments. What an incredible life!

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