I am tired of this deal where I work
9-5+, and on-call the rest, non stop all the time. I can do it, though. I'm not reduced to a puddle of jello every night. I'm well compensated. It's a voluntary deal, that I've been a-ok with thus far. I am not floundering. I am not depressed.
It's just not fulfilling. My job leaves me with very little capacity to do anything else. And, I'm worried that life is passing me by. I want to travel. I want to explore new ways of being.
BandB (Wifey and Hubby) are right, I have next to no practical experience. Their concerns are totally valid, and much appreciated
(from all others too).
I am intrigued by the ocean, weather
, boats in general. A lot of things are pulling me to live on a boat
. Adventure, independence, reducing my reliance on the trappings of modern life, preparing for the zombie apocalypse. That last one is a joke (I hope).
I want to put my energy into my home and day-to-day well being, not into what I'm going to say at the next board meeting, or how I'm going to fix the schedule so that person 'x' doesn't call in sick the next time I need them, or how to explain reality to senior management.
I am not going all in. I'm not grasping at this lifestyle like it's going to save my life. Yes, I'm infatuated with the notion, but I'm not going to be crushed if it doesn't work
My leaning right now is to turn up near a marina, find a place to stay for a while, and hang out. Take 'er easy. Learn to sail. Shop for a boat
. It's a beautiful plan. Please don't worry about me.
I'm overwhelmed with all of the responses. Encouraging, discouraging, positive, negative, cold-dose-of-reality, all so much food
for thought. Thank you all