I started this blog just over a year ago to share our journey from being two cogs in the corporate wheel to two happy retirees roaming the world with just our backpacks and rolling suitcases. Since then, I’ve been exploring ways to have travel adventures on the cheap. I’ve learned about home exchange, house sitting, VRBO and other very interesting options. I’ve been looking at the pros and cons of living in other countries where we can stretch our small nest egg and still enjoy a high quality lifestyle. So many options!
But, here’s the deal. I’ve been looking, reading, talking, sharing, thinking, researching, learning and not actually DOING anything. I’m still stuck making the wheels of commerce turn and afraid to let go of the paycheck. I am definitely handcuffed to the security (or illusion of it) and I’ve been hanging on for dear life. I have horrible visions of hubs and I lining up for the free meal at the end of the month. At this rate I’ll be 90 when I finally fall over sideways – still at my desk. I’m wearing FEAR like a big sparkly diamond ankle chain.
So, last week I made a decision. It’s time to set a date, make it real and make it happen.
And it THRILLS me too. August 31, 2015 – I’m calling it LEAP DAY. Now I know I have exactly 782 days left to wrap up this life and get ready for our next act. Wow, that sounds like a lot, but I know it isn’t. There is much to be done. I’m definitely up for the challenge.
Hubs? He’s already there just waiting for me to catch up.