You will never pay off your house. You will never save enough for retirement. That big career payoff will always be two years away. Your kids will always hate you, until they turn 40 and realize just how hard it is. Your spouse will always be diligently trying to enjoy what you do. Nothing ever works out the way you (I) want it to. The only solution is to just do it and be happy... whatever that is - I don't know either. I do know it is none of the above, nor is it a Harley, or Ferrari, or.....
I do now fully believe it is cruising on a sailboat. I do not expect to be "let down" again. It could, after all, be my last chance. Try not to use up all of yours.
Boatless Roger - still stuck in Texas