SOME OF US HAVE THINGS WE WANT TO DO HERE AT HOME. JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T DOESN’T PUT YOU IN A POSITION TO PREACH ABOUT THE VIRTUES OF RUNNING AWAY
I’d be the first to agree. All my writing about retirement is directed to people who share my position, people who are not in their salad years, making lots of money and flourishing at work. If you’re getting rich and making a difference, more power to you! By all means, simply go on a well-deserved vacation every once in a while and spend a chunk of that hard-earned money. My writing is directed to people who aren’t happy with the future they can envision based on their present circumstances. I’m trying to send them a message of hope.
I’m not saying I wouldn’t return to the States for an extended stay if I had a good reason to. I just don’t foresee that reason. If the wheels of commerce in the entertainment industry turn so that a demand for my services suddenly materializes, I’m sure I could be persuaded to come out of retirement. I don’t foresee that happening, but heck, I could be proven wrong.
Good luck and good fortune happen to everybody. I’m sure if we could see an retrospective overview of all the times luck has already visited and we failed to notice, we’d be chagrined. Moving abroad doesn’t change the possibility of synchronicity entering our lives. The people we meet abroad are just as important as the ones we left behind. The opportunities one can find abroad are as equally significant, if not equally remunerative, as those we might find back home..