Dear us, five years ago,
You’re feeling pretty good about yourselves right now, aren’t you?
You spent the last two years creating your big dream, and tonight at 11:55 pm, you step on the plane and start living it.
The world is out there waiting for you, and you’ve made certain there is nothing left for you to come back to; the house, the car, the furniture?—?it’s all gone, sold on Craigslist or donated to friends and strangers.
Most 40-year-olds don’t sell all their possessions, quit their jobs, and take off with only backpacks and one-way plane tickets to South America.
But after those health crises in two people you loved?—?people your age?—?you felt the call to explore your dreams to the max while you had your health.
You think you covered it all, planning, spreadsheeting and budgeting like the Type-A professionals you are.
But you missed something. Something big.
Something far more important than the money you saved or the possessions you sold. This preparation would have protected you more in the coming years than all those vaccinations you got at the travel clinic. And it wouldn’t have cost you a dime.
But it’s too late. Your plane is leaving soon, and you’ll just have to learn it the hard way.
Here’s what you’re going to learn over the next few years.