When I took early retirement at the end of 2015, a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. I had decided what I wanted to do, but was it the right thing? My family, friends and colleagues thought I was crazy, or brave, or incredibly fortunate. I don't think I was any of those things.
In February 2016 I left the UK for an indefinite stay in Costa Rica. I'm still there,
I still have a home in the UK, I haven't emigrated, I'm here as a tourist. I guess you could say I'm taking each day as it comes.
It sounds like a carefree, extended holiday, but the reality is somewhat different. In future blogs I'll explain how I came to be here, what everyday life entails, and the joys and challenges of being a "Gringo" in Costa Rica.
But I won't just be blogging about Costa Rica. I'll have lots of things to say on lots of different topics.