I have kept liveaboard
sailing like a carrot in front of me for years (10). Now with CoVid in front of us, the world is on fire. So are my dreams, I think?
Like so many, I just got a severance for October 1, 2020. Shortly, I'll be out of a job, in a HELLA job market/ Great Depression 2.0. I'm 58. I think I just retired, and didn't know it.
I've got easy money
for the sailboat, and YES!... I'll be sensible and not buy too much boat
. I like a Bristol 35 to 41. (Liveaboard). That takes me anywhere.
((BUT...)) I have very little coming in, short of whatever I can piece together (like everyone else!), plus some savings, until (4 years) I can get Social Security
. *Ahem... if that lives through what's coming economically...
MY LIFE HAS BEEN SO HARD!!! I'm burnt to the core
... and I mean that (personally), not so much professionally. I need (something) good in my life.
Like... >anything<. I worked hard, I sucked it up, was patient, did all the right things in a terribly harsh environment
, but have almost no sense of belonging.
I get what work
is. I know how to do that. ... and how to fix ANYTHING... I am extraordinarily resourceful. A true survivor type.
October... to buy, or wait for what comes next? By next May, the housing market will be in full collapse, and I imagine sailboat prices will be at rock-bottom.
Very tired of just surviving.. for what I've been through, I need to thrive a little bit. I have to figure out what to do for about 6 months (after October), while I wait for the coming collapse.
Again, October - east coast
window, if not hurricane
season/ that timing sucks. West coast
maybe? PNW? All the Bristols are on the (east) coast...
and THAT sucks.
With every country being shut down, is sailing just broken like everything else?
*All done* not worth doing anymore? Any cool places to sail along the U.S.?
My goal has always been that beautiful clear blue water
you see on every Calendar,,,, and now more than ever, a sense of belonging/ community...
I've read many good things about sailors/ sailing/ marina communities.
A bit of a rant... can you blame me?
How is the liveaboard
life panning-out effective 06/12/2020?
Are folks feeling trapped in their boats?
If the world is on fire, and Great Depression 2.0 is just around the corner....
at 58, why not do it anyway? WTF? I don't want to "survive" a Great Depression, just to die without ever having lived.
Thanks for being patient with the broken hearted. Your opinions are valued, and thanks in advance. Sorry for ranting.