Changing life : the islands make you dream, what you need to know in 4 points.
When we talk about islands : What are the key words that come to our mind ?
For most of us, it would be a well being place, a cooler life, vacations, sunshine, easier to manage daily stress.
You said « stress », which stress ?
Of course, it is all true : I live it every day and I would not dare to lie to you but beware about pre conception ideas. Don’ t mistaken. The true question you must ask to yourself would be :
Are you made for island’s life ?
It would be such a pity that the «ideal place» becomes a «golden jail».
You plan to change your life, and you would love to come to an island, ask yourself the right questions :
Being far away from family and friends ! Not even scared !
Are you ready to move far away from your family, your friends? Your network, as everything to everyone, your landmark Are you able and willing to move away from it? He must want to start over, to rebuild a social network. You are open, curious and this is absolutely not a problem: and then there Viber & Skype. I know people who move away from more than 20 kilometers from their parents is absolutely inconceivable. You do not belong? We can therefore continue the next step. You don’t belong to these kind of persons ? We can therefore continue to the next step.
Who says distance and islands also means “Isolation” have this in mind. It all depends on the island you choose: some are more remote than others and less accessible; take Polynesia ! It’s beautiful but you can not come back at each trouble, tickets are expensive, the jetlag is 12 hours and it will take you a 27 hours minimum trip to come back. Think about it ! On the other side, you will find a true quality of life.
Live and know the destination where you want to settle , other than through magazines; do not make the mistake of any “dumped without knowing: live insularity must live simply. Love it or hate it. You think you will love it but it has to be confirmed.
At least a spotting is essential: on your own, at two or or with family.
The best is to go back a second time. If you are married, live this experience together is better. Which can fascinate you tomorrow may not be suitable for your “half”; it happens more often than you would think; the project to succeed must live together if you are two, with the family if you are family. If you are alone, it is less complicated now ! This doesn’t mean you must not reflect on two points higher because you can count on yourself.
You have a professional project that awaits you: it is essential. This is a key step.
Obviously we don’t leave everything on a whim. It has to be planned. Know that if you’re thinking about joining the islands to work less and you “take it easy”: it is Completely Wrong! You may need to work more than today for you “to win this famous place in the sun”! Leave, it wins and sometimes you must double your efforts, at least on the first couple of years.
Two solutions: you have a strong plan of career , your profession allows you to move easily (you are a teacher, doctor, nurse …): a position is waiting for you. The risk is “near to zero.” Your only constraint is to make sure your spouse is with you 200% and wants to live the adventure MUCH AS YOU.
You want to change your life and realize a new professional project, such as trade redeem a restaurant or hotel … In any case, the project must be solidly thought (See our blog post 3-tips-front to buy) Buy a business in the islands will be the subject of another article to come.
Getting bored and shopping: One last lightest item ! If you have been a shopping addict for years and if you wake up every morning in a teeming megalopolis of tens of millions of people, better to avoid the islands. It is not the place where you will splurge. This is not the major point of course: I could not a long time ago identify myself to the heroine of the new “The Devil Wears Prada” … I left all away ! And you know what ? I don’t miss anything more than that !
Then, ready ?