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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    I live on the ocean. Will never move inland, I don't care what "boss" I enter a nuptial with. There is nothing, I repeat nothing, like sitting on your porch before bed and listening to the ocean talk to you as you see the clearest sky you've ever seen and you smell salt water. Well, that is until you see the sun rise on said ocean. Nothing like it. You can waste away to a skeleton and be content with that view. I type this on my phone as I lay on my porch swing that gives me a permanence these beach denizens in front of me dream of but don't realize they can have too. We can have anything we want.

    Onto the surfing. I'm a mile from a more than adequate beach break and 30-45 minutes from several more if I get bored of the home break. I've done dawn patrol each day this week and while we are in the summer swell (lack of) there was still a solid 30 minutes of couple footers clean enough to have fun on since I timed the tides right. Wake up, grab board, step into liquid 5-8 minutes later. Eat breakfast, shower, start the rest of your day. By that time, everything else is a bonus. And we haven't even talked about the days it's cranking and you can get out 2-3 times in a day without lost time from driving.

    I know what you mean when you talk about commitment. I've gone anywhere for the things I love. When you can bring them into your habitat is when the afterlife becomes an extension of the present.
    As always, very insightful post. I long for the days where I can do exactly this. "We can have anything we want", this is true but the hard part is figuring out exactly how, without screwing anything up in the process.

  2. #22
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    Try and find a job on the East coast, more waves over here, is it her family or your family, there is a lot of variables here, if its her family ....good luck brother, if its your family you might have a chance, I don't know that's a tough one, I just couldn't see myself driving that much, with that said, living on the East coast and 10 minutes from my home break, it sure is nice to catch some waves after work till dark. Good Luck and hope you find a happy medium.

  3. #23
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    Go - no one ever said, "Man, I can't believe I moved closer to the beach. What a mistake..."

  4. #24
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    Let's not get too whimsical, if every dreaming transient "denizen" lived directly on the beach because they wanted to, there'd be no beach left. Not trying to be a gloomy Gus here, but that's the truth. Moving closer to the water, cool, go for it; buying a house right on the beach that's gonna get washed away, not cool IMO.

  5. #25
    if you are going to do it now is the time. 1- stay debt free, 2- save some $s, 3-find the job, 4- make the move/learn the area and 5-buy the house.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by 15stwr View Post
    if you are going to do it now is the time. 1- stay debt free, 2- save some $s, 3-find the job, 4- make the move/learn the area and 5-buy the house.
    I like this plan.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by John Ravert View Post
    Go - no one ever said, "Man, I can't believe I moved closer to the beach. What a mistake..."
    Ha, yes. So true. No one ever.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by 15stwr View Post
    if you are going to do it now is the time. 1- stay debt free, 2- save some $s, 3-find the job, 4- make the move/learn the area and 5-buy the house.
    Very practical. If you want it that bad, you could rent or lease to own. LTO is only good if set up properly on a contractual level. There are some real deals out there if you take the time.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Let's not get too whimsical, if every dreaming transient "denizen" lived directly on the beach because they wanted to, there'd be no beach left. Not trying to be a gloomy Gus here, but that's the truth. Moving closer to the water, cool, go for it; buying a house right on the beach that's gonna get washed away, not cool IMO.
    Of course that is accurate. However, we'd have to first assume that the majority of the populace knows that their self-actualization is within reach and the true power of their free will. Thanks to them enjoying being the 80 out of the 80-20 Rule, the things worth having will always stay out of their reach because of their self-limiting mindset.

    As for oceanfront washing away, that is a sad reality for many places. I am quite fortunate to be in a spot that it's very unlikely to happen to. Can't ever say "never", though if Sandy and Nemo are good indications, I'm safe.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    As always, very insightful post. I long for the days where I can do exactly this. "We can have anything we want", this is true but the hard part is figuring out exactly how, without screwing anything up in the process.
    The beauty of getting what we want is the risk in laying it all on the line. If you go half-speed, you'll get caught in the middle and lose as much as you would if you didn't go for it. I accepted long ago that I'm not at all like others, but I know for myself, the greatest possible curse would be the weight of a single regret. That doesn't mean I spend 24/7 flying by the seat of my pants with double six-shooters firing away.

    You can't have it all, but we don't need it all. We can have what we want if our priorities are aligned with our hierarchy of values and we commit to maintaining those priorities to see our wishes through. There are enough larger than life and against all odds stories and examples out there for us to see this is true. Then again, faith is believing in the unseen and your dreams are unseen until they come to pass which they will, lest you fail to maintain faith in yourself.

    DPSUP - Don't worry about screwing anything up. Fears are very good at manifesting themselves as reality. Don't fear, and you won't lose. Play to win. Always. Don't play not to lose. What you learn about yourself and the world along the journey of making calculated risks and overcoming adversity is the true gift. The oceanfront view is just a nice added bonus.