Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Little Melancholy

I rise out of bed for the second day in a row, not sure how I feel about the upcoming day.  I'm feeling a little melancholy.  Yesterday, I started a second part-time job and I feel like I'm in the "twilight zone".  Instead of waking up on our boat somewhere in the tropics or packing up our belongings and selling our house ... I'm taking on another job.  Another commitment of my time ... another prison.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my real estate career of almost 13 years hasn't been very productive this past year.  If we want to keep our cruising dream alive, we must not incur new debt.  So, I now give up my last bit of freedom for a while, which is difficult when being self-employed for so long.

I'll be late to work if I don't wrap up this post, so more to come later.  Keeping the dream alive!

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!

10 comments:

Turf to Surf said...

Listen, we've all been through it and you will get through this. Keep your chin up. Ryan and I -- the hopeful digital nomads who left our companies behind -- will be going to San Francisco next summer to work and get our companies back on track. No dream is achieved without bumps along the way, and nothing substantial is built in a week, a few months or even a few years. Keep letting us know when you're down, so we can prop you back up and show you that perseverance and faith is key. You are doing it... just keep going. :-) xx - Tasha

svsmitty said...

I feel your pain. This winter is seeming really rough. Getting up this morning to go and shovel snow before going to a job I don't want to do any more just killed me.

I guess all we can do is keep focused on the goal and getting to someplace in the tropics.

Fair winds,

Jesse

Emily said...

Rats! I am sorry to hear this, Cheryl. I know that your dreams will come true one day, but I also know how hard it is to be patient. I was dying to retire to travel and really start living my life for years before I actually got to do so, and I was fortunate to retire much earlier than most people are able (at 50). But eventually your day will come too -- and it will all be worth it in the end!

Anonymous said...

The day of departure will come. That day will become even sweeter every day you toil, just keep at it. When it comes, it will be worth every second. I waited for over twenty-five years. The day we left I still remember. Bad news/good news from my Cardiologist yesterday. I have 7 small new blockages in my heart. The good news is he thinks wheat is causing most of my problems. Now on wheat free diet and maybe, just maybe in a year or two we will find a Pearson P35 to bump around the islands, so maybe we will see you out there. Ken (formerly aboard Satori W32 #223)

Brian and Erika said...

Keep up the good fight! It will be worth it in the end.

Ken n Cheryl said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind words ... and thanks for understanding! I know this will all work out, and I'm grateful for a job that will prevent us from going into debt ... keeping our dream possible.

I started thinking that my post may have sounded selfish, but you all understand the dream ... thanks so much!

LittleCunningPlan.com said...

First thing I thought was thank goodness another job was available for you! I know you hate to give up the freedom of making your own schedule. I totally get that. But you will appreciate the steady paycheck and it's not forever. I've been thinking of trying to find another gig myself, because my business has been down for months now due to people being strapped for cash for my kind of services. I have no idea who would even hire me after being in private practice for 15 years. All I've ever done is psychotherapy. Who wants that on their sales floor? Chin up. You might even find a way to enjoy yourself at your new gig. One foot in front of the other and eventually we get there.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Hang in there! Things will get better! Cheers - Ellen

Tammy and Bruce Swart said...

The final months before I quit my job were the most difficult of my life. Every day seemed to be worse than the one before it. I had to force myself to go daily to a job that I had loved for over a decade... The scent of freedom does things to you... Hang in there, it's all for a good cause and it will be over soon and you'll hardly remember it. Just keep reading and studying and preparing. Doing something constructive to further the cause always helps. You Can DO this!!!
t

Anonymous said...

seen a post from ken on a p35 named satori and would like some info on the cabin he upgraded on satori. would like pics if possible and other info. eddie. powsmias@aol.com

thanx

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