Living The Dream…Somewhere in an Alternate Reality…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future. Not necessarily next week or next month, but where I’ll be in 10 years from now.
At present, I’m working towards the goal of being debt and mortgage free in about 6 years, but then what? I certainly won’t be able to retire at that time because I won’t have any substantial savings in which to support myself.
After the debt free goal has been attained, I still plan to buy a vacation property in the Caribbean, but I’ll only be able to enjoy a couple of times per year because I’ll still have to work to pay for the vacation home.
It would be fantastic if I could simply work in the Caribbean, but my options for employment will be hindered by the whole work visa issue.
Another option I’ve been toying with to avoid the whole work visa issue is to simply buy an existing business in the Caribbean. But what business could I possibly be qualified to run, that would make me enough money to live and also enjoy? Hmmm, a restaurant, a B&B, a hostel, a dive shop? The opportunities and my dreams are endless, but my pocketbook isn’t.
I need to stop whining and be thankful for what I have and what I'm able to do, but right now, I’m consumed with this dream of running away and living the life in the sun, but unfortunately reality can run faster and tends to catch up with me.