I often have the idea of moving away from things, where I can be in a warm, sunny environment, and get all the sleep I need, and just live frugally off of savings.
Obviously eat Paleo. I mean I have friends in real life, but they're all content and also not suffering from chronic fatigue such as I am, and don't want to move away.
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on June 07, 2013
at 03:05 AM
I traveled all over Central and South America for two years after the Dot Bomb and can't recommend it enough!!! I spent $15K for two years and it was WELL worth it. You'll need to plan and save, but now is the time to do it. Interest rates will be increasing in the next two years, so if you can escape now, do it!!!
And, it doesn't hurt to have a few marketable skills. I have "horse" and business consulting skills and found jobs along the way taking rich tourists on day trips and worked for USAID. This paid for some housing and airfare, which meant I could negotiate once I was "in country".
It is far easier to find cheap housing (Market rent vs tourist rent) once you arrive, vs booking it online. I'd also look at language schools to help you find local connections to lower your costs.
Get ready for GRAD SCHOOL, my friend!
on June 08, 2013
at 12:00 AM
I have that thought a lot. Living in a big city, working at a computer, bad weather, stress... you just think ESCAPE.
But like you, I have a chronic illness, and I think sometimes that feeling comes from wanting to escape myself and the suffering my body causes me. And I know that if I were lying on a beach, I'd feel better than I do in the office, but I'd still be me, with the same issues. "Wherever you go, there you are."
In the meantime, go to a restorative, gentle yoga class if you can. Getting warm, relaxing, breathing - it's not Bali but it helps.