“You’re Doing What?” by Rich Henry
Like many others out there, my wife and I have decided that it’s time to hit the road. Belize? Where exactly is that? Somewhere “down there”, one of those countries in the middle.
After some research and talking to friends that have either been there (or now live there), we’ve decided that San Pedro Town on the Ambergris Caye is our target for several months. “Why so long?” our friends ask. Well, why not? We’re both island oriented at heart, having already visited the Hawaiian Islands, the Bahamas, the Grenadines and many others. The laid back lifestyle, the fact that it’s not too far from where we live in the States, the chance to say “We lived in San Pedro, Belize for a while” all make it attractive to us.
This whole thing is a “bucket list” check-off for us. I told my wife that before one of us is in a wheelchair someday that we should break the rules and live outside the box. Hence, live somewhere else for a while. Have an adventure, break away from the routine. Who knows, maybe we’ll stay. By the way, there’s just something that’s feels naughty about buying one way tickets…….out of the country! I already feel a sense of satisfaction even if we don’t go anywhere. Most of our friends are supportive and think it’s a cool idea, others are skeptical and our kids are saying “you’re doing what?”. Somehow, it just feels right.
Some thoughts for us were, how much is a plane ticket?, What do we bring with us?, Are our passports current? Do we need Visas?, Where will we live and who do we talk to about all of this?. What do we do about cell phones, banking and mail? Man, it’s a good thing the internet exists! It’s all at our fingertips.
Well, we’ll let you know after we get there anyway…..See you in a few months!