So I'm talking with my sister today who just got back from hiking Pategonia for three months, and she says to me... "Ji, you know what you gotta do? You gotta sell all your shit, go buy a sailboat, and cruise the Caribbean. Come in to port when you need food and diesel, and work at some place for a few weeks to make enough money for supplies, and then hit the high seas for the next island. Hey, bring Rosemary with you so she can speak Spanish when you need it when/ if you decide to cruise up and down the South American coasts. Maybe cut across the Panama Canal and head up to Alaska in the summer and if you're feeling ballsy, go check out the Pacific Islands and make your way down to Australia and New Zealand." So shit, I thought about it, and goddamn, it's an idea. Yes, I know how to sail. Yes, I know celestial navigation. Yes, I have bluewater experience. And yes, I can drink lots of rum. OK, well maybe not lots, but I can drink it like it's water 'till I pass out. With a helmet on. Just think... no rent, no boss, no bullshit internet drama, no speeding tickets, no DMV, no car payments, no getting up at the asscrack of dawn to go to work... just me, my Peruvian Princess, a wallowing leadbelly, a bottle of rum, and a nice southeasterly to scoot me around the islands. I'm really tired of the rat race, scraping to get by, worrying about if my rent check is going to clear, always playing catch up in the financial department, ect... Sure, I have a fun job now, and it pays the bills, but it's the same goddamn thing every day... get up at 5:30, get to work, work on equipment, weld shit, go take some runs on the hill, get home at six, and either drink a beer and smoke a bowl at a friends house, or come home and do nothing 'till I fall asleep and repeat the next day. It's still up in the air, but I am weighing it heavily, and your opinion has no bearing on my final decision, but what would you do? Would you pay off all your bills (or just tell everyone to eff off), sell everything you own, buy a sailboat, and cruise the Caribbean or maybe the world for a few years or indefinetly?