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Old 29-08-2013, 10:17   #46
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Re: The True Cost of Life Aboard? (not in $ ;) )

Thanks for all the Advice, event he Bad advice! LOL. I do understand things will be vastly different 10-15 years from now. I know our relationship with our family won't be as it is today. But, what I was trying to accomplish was to ping those of you that have a close relationship with your family and get your views and opinions on overcoming/dealing with that obstacle. Keep responding, I'm reading.
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Old 29-08-2013, 10:33   #47
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When you are at the Pearly Gates and someone asks you what you've done in the last ten years what are you going to say? Discovered the world? Or was an unpaid baby sitter?

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One could easily flip this statement:

When one is at the Pearly Gates and someone asks what youve done with your life what are you going to say? I selfishly pursued my own dream at the expense of those who counted on me? Or I took care of my parents as they aged and died, spent time with my children I loved and helped raise my grandkids.

I have seen as many "hollow" cruisers out there who have lost all contact with their children and now travel around with a tangible to others sense of loss - more than I have "bitter" wannabees at the marina or club who never made it out.

Sometimes we get what we want, sometimes we dont. Sometimes we get something in the middle - usually depeends more on luck, timing, and often how important our, oft unasked for, responsibilities to our families are.
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