The economy is one thing that makes me take another look at short term and long term trade
offs regarding cruising.
I've also know two people about age 20 each who just recently passed away long before any of us should. I just attended the service
of one who lost
a long fight with a very rare cancer. The other had been e-mailing me about a project
she was so excited about and then just stopped. I just learned today it was because she just didn't wake up one recent morning.
A lesson for me is that while we should always plan for the future, all we ever know for sure is what we have now. If cruising is something you really enjoy, don't put it off too long. I'm more of a fan of the go simple, go now than ever before. Enjoy life's experiences and share them with those you can while you can. Don't be reckless and have no regard for the future, but don't put things on hold for ever in hopes of a future that may never come to be.