Mar 05, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
I know I do! Some times my clients are just nuts and they drive me crazy!
Alpha13 saidSurvival is more difficult. That is why the world( including tropical islands) wants to move here.
theantijock saidLived in USVI in high school.
Almost escaped to a Bohemian life as an adult.
Towards the end of mom's life, my best bud and I were planning to hang it up and sail the world. I was shopping boats when he died. Then mom died. I didn't know what the fuck just happened. I'd just lost my world. So I thought I'd live as an expat overseas, instead, being interested in Thailand as I enjoy Buddhism.
But I tried first just traveling around this country a bit, you know, where I can speak the language, to see how I'd do on my own: mom was dead, no partner to travel with. Turns out it sucked. Probably in my 20s or even 30s it would have been fun. But now, my heart wasn't in it. Turns out I'd just travel to friends' houses and stay with them. So I figured if I couldn't make it here on my own, I was pretty sure I'd have wound up dying alone in a bar in Pattaya had I gone the expat route.
So instead I moved relatively local (in state, just hours from family) but far enough for a fresh start and instead of escaping to an island, I'm doing a new career in a helping field. Something that will make me feel good about myself at the end of the day. Even if there's nobody to come home to.
I'll re-evaluate my situation again when I get into my 70s. Thailand's not going anywhere.
swimguychicago saidI know I do! Some times my clients are just nuts and they drive me crazy!
Pure saidEvery. Single. Fucking. Day.
I wish I could just pack up all my stuff, all my friends and family and move to a desert island. It would be awesome.
GAMRican saidI have done it. It's best not to pack much. Just go.Honolulu? No way! Try San Juan! Thats the closest thing to being in a foreign country with out leaving the US.. half of the U.S. population AND elected government officials THINK its a foreign country!
Honolulu. Closest thing to being in a foreign country without leaving the U.S.
And, it's certainly tropical.