Hello. I'm a 58 year old single, retired flight attendant. My wings were clipped 8 years ago. Its' almost time for me to finalize my decision to sell my stuff and buy the one way ticket. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had nerves before pulling the trigger. I don't know why I keep getting hung up on my age thing. Surely I'm not the only mature, single female who has ever done this, right? I'm hoping to hear from you or someone who knows someone like ME! It's never too late to start over! Thanks in advance for your feedback. I'm open to either STT or STJ. Being in the customer service/hospitality industry for years, I'm hoping to at least score an interview with Westin and Wyndham.
Mid Life Crisis, perhaps!?!
Come with an armful of cash and an open mind. Rentals are scarce on all islands right now but especially STJ which doesn't have much to begin with. Be aware if you aren't already there are no individual health insurance options in the VI right now. Suggest you invest in a pre-move visit in low season for a few weeks first. You can do vacation rental for that.
hollyfoulke: Plenty of middle aged folk have found their way to the VI over the years. 😉 The only advice I would give is: Don't burn your bridges back home. Don't sell everything- put stuff in storage and come for 6 months. See if living here fits you. If you have friends already, that should help. Can you come stay with them for a bit while you look around for work? As Scubadoo says, the health insurance thing stops some people.
I'm retired airline and my insurance works here.
Ditto Gator's Mom... People think that if they get MASA or Aero MD insurance, they will be whisked away for any small issue. First, you have to have a problem that can't be dealt with here. Open heart surgery and neurosurgery are probably the two biggest problems. Second, you are taken to the closest facility that can handle your issue. That is usually Puerto Rico. Third, you have to have an accepting facility and physician. You need to have insurance to get you the last of these. Even if you do have health insurance and air ambulance insurance (both recommended), your fate is not guaranteed.