The Mexican Fishing Man Story

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Apparently this story is adapted from “Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral,” (“Anecdote Concerning the Lowering of Productivity”) it is one of the most famous short stories from German writer Heinrich Böll.

Simon and I have read this tale many times now, it is one of our favourites and reminds us that happiness doesn’t have to wait until retirement.  Continue reading

Travel Now Vs Travel in Retirement

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After dating Simon for about three years, I told him that when I graduated University, a year later, I wanted to go to London to teach. He was most welcome to come with me, but either way, I was going. I was so head strong and determined to carve out a path that was ‘my own’ that I was willing to risk leaving him behind, even though I really loved him. THANK GOODNESS he said yes! And so did I shortly after, when he proposed that we marry before going overseas. We were young (probably too young!) and in love and ready for our first adventure. Continue reading

Telling our Family and Friends

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Compared to selling everything we own to join the nomadic tribe, telling our family and friends about our decision to do this, has been THE HARDEST PART.

As we told them one by one, the negative responses began rolling in. We mulled over the feedback from those who we love most, and we realised that their concerns fell into three categories. Continue reading