So long story short... at 41 I've ending a loveless marriage ( on nice terms ) and gave up my possessions. Now I only own clothes.. lol... and a job in logistics. My plan is to bank money for a year... get dental work done, dr. Visits, etc. make a trip to VI then make the move. I'll save money in the meantime since I have the opportunity. I've been to most islands in the Caribbean however being a USA citizen this is the easiest choice. I don't mind spotty internet and power outages. I'm more laid back and enjoy the finer things in life like nature and relationships with people. I just joined so just dropping in to say hello and hope to make some friends here in the next year or so while I make my move. This has been a long time coming and I understand the struggle but I'm strong and I'll regret not trying the rest of my life if I don't attempt this. The day my status goes to " he lives here" I'll throw a cookout and you're all invited! Live, laugh, love..
I moved here last May, and it's been amazing. You sound like you've got the right attitude and a sense of humor, which is always helpful. I'm on STT, and I'm 60. Life here is glorious, warts and all. Read all the forums, sounds like you've made a good start. Read the VI Consortium and the Source. If you are on Facebook check out the group What's Going on St. Thomas. Welcome!
Bless this message board. I've gotten emails from some great folks. Please continue.... I have a lot of questions.. banks, bills. Etc. I will see you soon... I will plan a trip later this year to come down. Let's meet up... you'll love me lol, most do... I'm GREAT fun and understand life finally at 41. Wishing you well, love you guys...
Welcome! I'm doing the same exact thing. I'm 37 and just ended my loveless marriage as well. I'm staying with my mom for a year to save up some money and move to my dream place the US Virgin Islands! I'm just looking to meet some new friends on here over the next year while I prepare to move. I hope we both find our happiness here 🙂
"I'll regret not trying the rest of my life if I don't attempt this."
This is probably the biggest reason many of us end up here. 😉
My decision to move had an element of that in it.
There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?