Tonight I received an awesome email from a reader. She was wondering how we came to the decision to cash out a portion of our retirement to make this dream possible, and what struggles we had to overcome before feeling comfortable with the choice. I responded to her privately but then realized that I have been dancing around this in other posts. Rather than try to rephrase what I said, I’m going to post my reply in full, right here; with one caveat that I repeat in the body. This is a serious decision with serious consequences. In this email I was preaching to the converted, but our path is not the best for everyone. Also, to protect my dad’s honor and reputation I should add that while he is incredibly supportive of us and our dream, I don’t believe he would recommend this course of action if I asked him directly. This blog post is for entertainment purposes only.
I believe that when you are doing what you are meant to be doing (in the flow, following your bliss, or however you choose to phrase it) you can trust your intuition to guide your decisions. From the tone of your email I can guess that you are fully in the flow, you know what the right choice is, and don’t need me to tell you. I also know that when you are in the groove, it is totally awesome to be around other inspiring grooversters, and to get the amplifying effect of their camaraderie. So while I can’t tell you anything you don’t already know, I can tell you that I am super impressed with your intentional living, your straightforward email and your choice to take to the sea. I can’t wait to meet you out there someday and share a boat drink in some ideal locale (they are all ideal). And I can also welcome you to whatever club it is that you have unintentionally joined by breaking the mold and following your heart.