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Thanks for replying with your advice.
Yes I know it sounds like a bold move, but my nature as an engineer is to make sure that I always have a plan. With that said, I also know that I will have to adjust that plan continuously being a full time liveaboard cruiser. So, anyway, we do have a plan. We are not just suddenly dumping our possessions and running away. We just want a change of pace and we both love nature and the water. Part of our plan is to get as much real world training (on the ocean) as much as is feasible and then slowly move to offshore cruising; along with doing some liveaboard cruising training. I am not going to sail 500 miles the first time we get on our boat. Considering we will have no significant experience on a sail boat, we realize that we'll need time to adjust and get comfortable with sailing, cruising and living aboard.
My wife and I have been together for 17 years, and we do almost everything together so hopefully we can manage. We are adventurous and we love to travel, so hopefully that works to our favor in this little journey. I fully expect that the transition may be more difficult for her than me, but she is totally on board with the idea. She will be learning everything that I learn. Based on what I have read, we are doing this for many of the same reasons that other liveaboards are doing it.
We hope it goes well, and we will continue to look for information and support from other successful liveaboards.