by Chris Saye is available now in e-book and paperback
Record numbers of university applications1, the government’s First Homes initiative, and the return to study2 and the office means more Brits than usual will become empty nesters this Autumn. Parents will either feel relieved or bereft but will question, what does life hold after your children have flown the nest?
Fly, the debut book from Chris Saye, explores what comes next. Inspired by a journey he undertook with his wife, Galina, in search of the secret to a long, happy and healthy life; Fly is a travelogue, anthropological study and introspective memoir.
Available now from Amazon, the book draws on Saye’s personal experiences travelling to “Blue Zones”, locations with the world’s highest concentration of healthy centenarians. During his travels to Okinawa in Japan, Costa Rica, Sardinia and the Greek island of Ikaria, Saye honestly considers the themes of money, happiness and health. He also challenges his established principles, prejudices and core values and candidly examines what it takes to sustain marriage after children have grown up.
Author, Chris Saye, comments: “As parents we spend so much time and energy raising our children, that when they become independent and leave home, we risk losing purpose and drive. After multiple lockdowns living together in close quarters, empty nesters are likely to feel this void and the subsequent lack of direction even more intensely. Fly recounts a time in my life when I was at a critical junction. I was keen to experience as much as possible but had to balance my own motivations and personal mission with my wife’s and align these with the mechanics of money and the financial success I pursued in my professional career.
“Fly was written to show how we can look to other communities and cultures across the globe to find our own path to happiness in the next part of our lives. The past 18 months have given us a lot of time to reflect on what we most want out of life, with many of us emerging from the pandemic entering new phases with our careers, our living arrangements, and our relationships with others and ourselves. I hope this book inspires readers to identify their priorities and sparks their own wanderlust for when global travel reopens.”