Originally Posted by Schooner Chandlery
Once you get away from your home job and so on, and start really using the boat your experience will be interesting to hear about. When are you taking off?
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Well I am ready now is the short answer! But I am trying to be super disciplined so that once I leave I don't have to come back. I'm subscribing to the "burning the boats behind me" level of commitment so my only option is to give it a real shot.
I'm 45 now and have found that unwinding 25 years of working and building a land based life takes a little while to unwind in a financially judicious manner. I've successfully sold my business (what I thought would be the hardest part), my commercial
real estate holdings (maybe a little too easy), and currently my home is for sale
. Believe it or not selling my house might be the most challenging part. It is a beautiful new very large home on the water
at the end of a peninsula...everybody loves it, but the market here in Michigan of people able to afford it is limited.
If for some reason my home doesn't sell I'm not going to miss next season in the Caribbean
, but I may chance my boat choice. Right now it is more about cleaning
up loose ends and closing this chapter before starting the next one. I've done all of the research
, I've sailed on a bunch of boats, I've taken the ASA classes
through 114...now it is time to go!