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Old 08-05-2008, 12:41   #1
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Time to go?

Time to go?

Has any one had any life changing events, and moved there departure date up. We have been planning on leveling December of 2009. But some major life issues have changed and I am considering moving the date up to as soon as possible.

So any job changes, family changes, health changes... etc caused people to haul up the anchor and go cruising sooner rather then latter?

I have sort of come to the conclusion that the specific economics are not that important as long as I stay within comfortable limits and donít try and exceed the budget it should not matter if that budget is 3K a month or 7K a month.

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:47   #2
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I can tell you from experience that if you wait until the time is perfect, and all the pieces are perfectly in place, you will likely never leave. Not saying you should just abandon your current life and leave when the desire hits, but if you see a window where the sacrifices are worth the gain, GO. Cut the lines, and run. I missed that first window, and it has been hard to get to the next. You can be sure I will not let the lack of a water maker, or some other such silly excuse prevent me from cutting the lines when that time comes again.

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Yes, I was going to wait for 6 six years. Now the date is Summer 2009. I have here, just do it!
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:52   #4
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Do not hesitate! The time will never be perfect. But now sounds not too bad for you. So make your list with details and don't forget to put in time frames on your list because you will find that as you progress the list will get shorter and shorter but at some point will start to get longer again. That is the time you have to leave unless there are some catastrophic details you cant overcome while underway.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:05   #5
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:15   #6
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Our original plan was to leave in 2008/9 and we left in 2006. Our kitty was not where we wanted it when we left and our first year's budget was too low by over 200%, but you only go around once.
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David and Eileen of Little Gidding fame were 5 years into their 10 year plan to go cruising when David's father died from cancer. They decided to just go and they did it for 12 years. For some excellent perspective from some people who know what they're talking about, go here:

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