Where are you going?
I don't know; maybe Texas, or New Mexico or straight on to Nevada. Holly (my dog) and I haven't decided yet. We may not pick a destination until we're on the road.
What are you going to do when you get there?
The same thing I'm doing here. The beauty of my job is I can do it anywhere as long as I've got Internet connection. Plus I'm going to work on getting a novel or two published.
Why are you doing this?
The simple answer is - because I can, see answer above. The real reason has more to do with opportunity. North Carolina has been good to us but it's time to move on. Sometimes your ship makes it to the dock; sometimes you have to go meet it.
I hate the planning stage. Making checklists and ironing out details puts my stomach in knots. Vacations are different, mainly because those have beginnings and ends. But then, vacations are also a heck of a lot more stressful as you're trying to cram maximum enjoyment into a set amount of days. Holly and I have the luxury of "when we get there, we get there".
A lot of my decisions of late are based upon what I don't wish to regret. I am actually more afraid of spending my last few years on Earth lamenting what I should have done while I had the health to do them, than I am of setting a course without destination or money.
It is true; life is a mystery. We don't know what will happen five minutes, six months or a year from now. As long as I remain open to possibilities, opportunity will happen.
Prime example: while writing this blog I received a phone call from a potential new client. We chatted; she emailed a contract and now I have to go fill it out. There is no guarantee how this will translate into dollars. It might be a little. It might prove to be a lot.