Don't wait too long.
How many times have we heard that advice, but we just keep on, keeping on. I heeded that advice back on April 11, 2014 when I retired and hit the road to see what I could see. There had been reminders from my friends who died early and without warning or got incapacitated before they were able to do some things they had planned to do. Some had talked and planned for decades and was simply waiting for the day to arrive. Something else arrived instead and their dreams and plans were suddenly changed. That something else was different for each of them, but the common thing was the change in their life. Some had postponed their dreams in search of a little more money in retirement by working "just one more year" or waiting for a loan to be paid off. Whatever the reason, and there were many that made a lot of sense at the time, it delayed their plans. We all make decisions based on the best information and feeling that we have at the time. But we also must live with the consequences of our decisions.
The sad thing is that we never know if we waited too long, until we have actually waited too long.
|It was a year ago this week that I was visiting the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi River. That is Lake Itasca in the background with the beginning of the Mississippi River in the lower right.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.