Shaunta my dear: Please see Tim Leffel’s superb books and newsletters about how to live in places like Mexico (where he is living part of the year) for half or less than you spend now. He’s my writing coach. I am on this newsletter. He’s the best in the business at it. Just Google his name. Use mine if you wish if you talk to him. A nicer guy doesn’t exist, and he loves to share his knowledge. Doesn’t cost much to get the newsletter and you can upgrade to talk to folks or read stories about how they ended up in Mexico or Portugal or wherever in the world they happen to be covered with sand, barefoot and full of tequila.
Here is to your 75 year old self. You CAN make this happen. What are you doing right this very moment today? Me too. Great gauntlet, isn’t it? Dreams stay dreams til we put a date on them. One step is to head to Mexico and start looking at houses, apartments, land. It’s downright amazing how fast things fall into place when you state your intention by acting on it, opening the door to a potential future cottage and imagining yourself in it. Stuff falls into place after that rather quickly.