We get two questions when we tell folks that we've sold our house and we're moving to Costa Rica...
"Why are you doing that?"
"Are you going to be on House Hunters International?"
In short form, the answers to those two questions are...
"Because we can!"
"No, we're renting because this is an experiment. But when and if we do decide to buy something you can be damn sure HGTV will be hearing from us."
Now that we're 9 days away (holy crap!) from being out of our house and taking our family to another country, it feels like it's all happening so fast. But it's really been 3 years in the making.
You see, three years ago we were sitting down with some friends talking about our "Perfect Day" 5 years in the future. In my world, this is typical coffee talk because being a business expansion strategist, it's something I work with my clients on all the time. People often create goals without really thinking about what they want their lifestyle to be like in the future, and that wreaks all kind of havoc on lives and businesses. But this was more of a casual powwow between friends over a glass of wine. As we talked, I had a very clear vision of being on a beach in Costa Rica and a whole day about living there unfolded in my mind's eye about living there with my family.
Dave (my beloved) was pretty intrigued with the idea, so he added his own flavor and vision and we ended up creating a 5 Year Vision Plan that involved visiting, then moving part of the year, to Costa Rica.
Fast forward 3 years, and lots (of course) has happened, and not neatly or easily or tied up with a pretty bow. Lots had been accomplished in our Plan, but certainly not all of it. We weren't even thinking about moving internationally when we decided to put our house on the market earlier this year. But you know what?
Amazing things happen when you decide to choose freedom and follow your bliss.
As we were getting the house ready for sale, out of the blue the last couple of circumstances that kept us location dependent disappeared. Dave and I looked at each other, both remembering our Plan, and realized...we could move ANYWHERE.
So that's what we're doing. Why we chose Costa Rica we'll cover in another post. Join us on our adventure!