TEDxTraverse City- Teresa Carey My American Dream





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Published on May 27, 2011

My American Dream
In 2008 Teresa Carey made a dramatic change to chase her dreams. She left her job, sold many of her belongings, and moved aboard a small 27 foot sailboat affectionately named Daphne after her grandmother. During the following two years she sailed solo and lived aboard with only her cat Dory for company. Her focus was to live in concert with the ocean by enjoying its beauty and challenge, exploring simplicity, and drastically reducing her environmental impact. She began writing regularly for her blog titled Sailing Simplicity and the Pursuit of Happiness, which grew to inspire a large audience of simple livers, adventure-seekers, and dreamers.

Teresa is a is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, raw foodist, dancer, writer and educator. She pursued studies in both the environment and creative fields earning a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts -- Fine Arts from Ohio University. Currently Teresa is a Marine Science educator and dance team coach at a boarding school where she is planning to chase her next dream. As a person passionate about the ocean and the arts, her next venture is to combine the two as an environmental filmmaker for an upcoming film titled One Simple Question.


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