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Re: Just Go / Do it now
Go ahead and go. I wish I had taken my first long cruise in my twenties instead of in my fifties.
And, here is some more old age wisdom. There are very few financial calamities that can befall you in your twenties, (or even 30's) that you can't recover from. Not so much in your forties, fifties and sixties.
I took my first cruise to the Bahamas, on a 38 foot boat for two weeks, when I was in my twenties. Heading back home, I wanted nothing so much as I wanted to head that boat south and keep going. But, I had already saddled myself with a home, a mortgage, two new cars, and a wife, who wasn't nearly as shot in the butt with the cruising lifestyle as I found myself to be. It took 21 years after that before I got to do it. It was the single best thing I have ever done and I'm about to do it again.
If you can go now, and want to go now, go now. You have no idea what life may have in store for you in the future that will prevent you from going. Approaching 60, now, I wish I had done more of the things that I wanted to do back when I was younger (and, I did do plenty, I just wish I had done more), that I thought were irresponsible or not in keeping with society's and family's expectations.
You only get one lifetime and it's yours to live or not live.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico