More and more we are considering this trip as an opportunity to change many aspects of our life. I work for a large software company, have established a nice career for myself, and make a great salary. We are currently on track to retire by the time we both reach 57 based on the “retirement number” we worked out with our financial planner. By all accounts, we are on track to follow the typical American plan to a “T”.
But we stopped and asked ourselves why should we have to wait 20 years to see and do everything that is on our Wish List? Who is making us stay in the rat race and follow a traditional path? The answer, we found, was nothing.
And so we sit here with the biggest decision in our life in front of us and we could not be happier. How can we turn this trip into more than a year off, but into a new career/life? I will use the next few posts to explore this idea.