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Old 24-05-2011, 00:39   #76
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

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Best example of 'livin' the dream' was a couple I met on a delivery in Cabo many years ago just at the beginning of the .com era. Both, in their 30's, had quit great jobs paying mucho $, sold their condo, car, furniture, etc and bought a Catalina 32 and were sailing the Sea of Cortez without a care in the world... name of the boat was Dessert First! They told me one evening over sundowners that they could always work and have kids and a house later, MUCH LATER, in life. I think they had it figured out... cheers, Capt Phil Now that I've retired from the sea, I'm a 70 year old ski instructor and still on the right side of the grass!
That sounds a bit like Nikki and I. Maybe We are 30 now and planning on cruising. So the dream I posted a few pages back could well be happening.
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Old 24-05-2011, 12:02   #77
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

Don't let go of the dream... follow it and let it be your inspiration. Fortunately, I finally found the right companion to enrich my life and we spent 12 years living aboard, cruising and never looked back. My only advice is to go for it... you will find out quickly if it is right for you.
If you don't, you will spend the rest of your life wondering if you should have... Capt Phil
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Old 24-05-2011, 13:16   #78
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& it's those darned what if's that will make you crazy later in life........i2f
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Old 25-05-2011, 10:33   #79
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if ifs and ands were pots and pans, beggers would be tinkers...keep on going and dont look back except to say hay to friends and invite them out sailing.....
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Old 25-05-2011, 10:44   #80
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Get my boat ready for 2012,
sail to Europe and explore,
get married,
live aboard and cruise frequently,
have kids,
sail around the world homeschooling and learning what life is really about, not just learning how to sit behind a desk and keep your head down.
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i did it right.
i stole my sons inheritance to buy my own boat loong ago
i had a very highly paid nursing bedside job in intensive care for 30 yrs, all ares of intensive care including management of pacu and triage in emergency rooms and other wondrfully educational positions.
i gave away a lot of money to folks needing more than i did
didnt save a retirement fund..oops
earned my place on disability rosters and get monthly checks
sail to places i dont have to put out lotsabux to survive
fix by self or find the correct soul to have fix my broken boat stuff
sail more than many
incur the wrath of those not yet under way...uhoh
read laugh and keep on sailing.....LOL
actually this was done step by step and to where ever with anything in my way. use or lose..is a fact.
This is beautifull !!
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Old 25-05-2011, 11:57   #82
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please dont make me live tooo long..... lol
my only real dream yet is to find the best partner to share this all with me......still searching without looking lol
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please dont make me live tooo long..... lol
my only real dream yet is to find the best partner to share this all with me......still searching without looking lol
Oh my I have a friend for you in Trinidad.........i2f
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Retire from the Navy (Fall 1998)

Build the kitty (1999 - 2009)

Take sailing courses and sail as often as possible with Admiral (2006-2009)

Quit civilian job (Nov 2009) Oops..too soon..

Sell the house (accepted offer 4 days ago)

Buy the boat (July - August 2011)

Learn the boat, move aboard, provision/refit (Summer 2011)

Cast off for the Carib (Fall 2011)

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