We have been in Koh Chang for one month. Tomorrow we move into a bungalow in the village. Rent $400 month. But we are hoping to move into a house next month that is on a river and has a perfect yoga/tai chi platform built over the river. Chillingly beautiful
How did we do this?
Well, one day I decided I'd had enough with working to pay my bills. I drove straight to the social security office and applied for early retirement. Together, with my husband's retirement, we have enough to live in a less expensive part of the world, like Central America, parts of South America, Asia and Bali. But not enough to live in the States without working.
So we decided that we would spend one year looking around the world for a place that resonated with us. Bali was heaven, but Thailand is heaven with a plus! We have met many ex-pats here, mostly from Europe, who help us so much. We still have to watch our finances here but it's no sweat.
I truly believe that for us baby-boomers who took life for granted, had a great time, and didn't bother to prepare for retirement (there was no retirement plan in rock and roll touring), this is the time for creative planning. Who's to say how it will work out in the end. Perhaps we will spend time in the States and time somewhere else. But that's what creativity is all about, right?