You can be cold, wet, scared and hungry while cruising....For days on end.
Then the sun shines again, and it is the worlds best lifestyle.
The good times makes up for the bad times....The bad being all the boat work and all the work to make money
for the boat and gear
...Plus the above, cold, wet hungy, etc.
The good time would be the freedom, the nature, travel, adventure, camraderi, and more...
Try it for ten years, if ya do not like it, sell the boat and move back on terra firma, IF ya like, keep sailing to the next horizon and the next island.