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Old 09-10-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by AsheL View Post
So I am about a year in to live aboard on my Litton 36 double cabin. Love it. Me and the kitten enjoy it a lot.

A little back story.
Recently divorced, wanting to live my life and put some smiles on my face. Bought a boat to live cheap and not mess up either of our credit and make sure all is taken care of. Have been in sales for about 20 years and want to stay there.

My goal is to somewhat be a nomad, Id like to live live 5 months at a time. 5 months work, 1 month to cruise.

Is it possible to live that life? Obviously I have to realize that management is out of the question unless I sell my soul and lie to them. Id be willing to do 10 months in same place, but in the end, I want my goals to be met. 5 on, 1 off.

Im really trying to make this work but am wondering if Im fantasizing or making reality happen, lol. Anyone have a similar situation or thoughts?
Wifey B: #1 Recently divorced. Move slowly as one major life decision at a time is more than enough. Think a lot, move slowly.

Don't know what you sell or how good at it you are.

Your plan doesn't sound nomadic unless you mean work in different places each five month period. All you're really seeking is 2 months, 8-9 weeks, of vacation a year. How much do you get now? If you're in demand enough, should be able to get that amount although who does your work when you're off becomes a question you need to address. Go to your employer with a workable plan.

Maybe you sell something that's somewhat seasonal. Like perhaps you're in hotel and convention sales in Myrtle Beach and they're willing to let you work peak times and take two months off in the winter. Perhaps you are in a sales job that only you lose when you don't sell as plenty of others selling so why not be able to take time off.

Just be careful jumping into anything right now.
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