All morning I've been watching Riley tear up every inch of our living space in order to install our new refrigeration system. "As soon as I get this in and mount the solar panels, we'll be ready, " he says.
Oh we will, will we?
How do you ever know when you're ready? Really ready?
If you're thinking about quitting your job, retiring, moving out or moving on, getting married or having a baby, then you're in luck. There are a multitude of quizzes and "5 Signs You're Ready..." articles that can make the decision for you. And then you'll be certain. Right?
Are you ready when you finally have enough money? Enough time? Enough guts? You've read enough books and made enough preparations? But then, of course, there's the age old question... how much is enough?
We've dreamed and planned and prayed, and watched as doors have been opened and paths have been made straight(ish). We've packed up our belongings, moved out of our house, moved onto a boat, completed a million and one projects on our to-do list, and eliminated several others that we have decided just aren't going to make the cut. We've had our fill of stinky fish and marina life. We've had our fill of waiting and our fill of saying "not too much longer now..." We are so completely ready, and so completely not ready, all at the same time. You never can really can be sure, can you? If you wait until you're ready, you'll probably never do it at all. If it's worth enough to you, you'll do it anyway. So that's just precisely what we're going to do. Ready or not, here we go.