As some of my followers will have noticed, I have not been very active in the last couple of months. I have had a number of things keeping me very busy.
We did a six week trip to Mexico, and are now back. But since I have been back I have been getting ready for retirement which is only about three months away.
As some of you may be aware of my wife and I are switching to a new form or Full Time RV’ing when I retire. What we are going to do is move onto our 36 foot sailboat, and sail her around the world over the next 10 years or so.
I have been shopping for some of the final items that I need for our sailboat such as a radar, water maker, and wind vane steering.
This stage in our lives is just as exciting as when we made our decision to become Full Time Land RV’ers. Believe me this transient lifestyle is a lifestyle that grows on you and will not let you go when it has fully gotten its claws into you.
If you go back thousands of years you will discover that man evolved as a nomadic being. It was only when the populations of humans became large that mankind settled into a stationary lifestyle. But I do not believe that hundreds of thousands of years of evolution can be bred out of the human race so quickly. I found that when I started the mobile lifestyle, I could not get enough of it. Hence the switch to a sailboat to travel around the world.
As I noted a sailboat is just another RV. It just expands the horizons even more. When you start your RV lifestyle you will begin to appreciate what I am talking about. There is always another place to discover and explore. There are always new people to befriend, and new humanitarian projects to get involved in. Life is an adventure to be lived.
I do not want to get to the end of my life and say to myself, “Man that was Boring.” But rather I want to say “Man What a Trip.” I also do not want to get to the end of my life only to discover that I have lived someone Else’s version of it.
On our family website we have a saying that is partly a quote from Mark Twain, and partly my interpretation of it. The quote says.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.”
Our Translation of this is:
Twenty years from now when you are sitting in that retirement home, what are you going to remember about your life?
Will it be the houses, cars, and things you have owned,
or will it be the the places you have been, the people you have met and the things you have done?
Really think about this.