Thursday, 20 August 2009

Make it happen

DH and I have been seriously discussing whether to bring forward the Escape.

Life is too short to be stuck in an office unhappy, we think we can Escape in twelve months time. We are going to aim for September 2010.

If we Escape in September 2010 we will need to put the flat back on the market. Ideally we would sell the flat before September 2010. If we sell it sooner rather than later than we can just rent a flat in town for several months. I have decided that I would feel slightly worried about Escaping in September 2010 and still having to be responsible for the mortgage. We can take a mortgage break of 3 months but then we would have to start paying again thereafter. We do have an income from investments that would cover the mortgage but then this would mean that we would have to cover other living expenses out of our savings.

For a while, I don't think we need the responsibility of having a fixed abode until I/We decide what it is we want out of life and where we want to be. We will probably end up staying at some long term stay residences on the continent where the cost of accomodation and food will be cheaper than here. There are some really good deals out of season. I am hoping that we can live for about 1,300 euros per month. I have been doing some research.

Lately I have been thinking whether we even need a house. If I have to work at a desk all day for the foreseeable future then no, I will do without a house.

What are we really working for? Whose vision are we working to? Are we really just toiling to conform, to follow the herd, to pay the mortgage etc?

4 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

You have a plan. Go forth and prosper.

(Prosper not in the sense of making lots of money, but in the sense of enjoying life.)

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

"Life is too short to be stuck in an office unhappy"

AMEN!

Good Luck!! I'll be rooting for you!

Alice said...

Hi there, sorry it's been so long since I have caught up on your journey - we have been busy settling into our new home. However, I am online again and will now be an avid follower.

It's really interesting for me to read this because it was 18 months ago that we set off on our own journey to find out what we wanted and where we wanted to be. I am keen to see where your journey takes you. I think that life is too short to not be happy and if something is strong in your heart than you absolutely must harness those feelings and run with it. Don't delay any longer than you have to.

I believe that you will never regret making the leap because life will never be the same for you again. Although we have returned to the UK - short term or long term, we don't yet know - our life is so different, our beliefs so changed, our outlook so much more positive that it would be impossible to ever return to our life as we knew it. Watching the clock and thinking 'is this it?' LIfe is for living so waste no time in getting out there to discover what it really is that will make you truly happy :-)

Dreamer said...

Jerry - I like that

Frugal trenches - thanks, i'm taking notes from you!

Alice,thanks for following I too have a feeling that life will never be the same again, I dont know where we will end up, but for once I am just going to try and enjoy the journey and not worry too much about the end game, for a while we just need some time out and down time but I need to ensure that we do not jump too quickly and that would leave us in a precarious financial situation which will bring its own problems and stresses, now if I can just get through for another 12 months LOL!