Needed for life in the VI
1. A sense of humor:
If you can’t laugh things away... you’ll never make it here over the long haul.
If you fall into the “I need it yesterday” group, don’t leave the mainland.
If your a “the glass is half empty” type of person, your searching the wrong islands for your new home.
I’m new to this site but I do agree with everything y’all are saying. I’m the kind person that has taking the approach that I want to live my life very simple with no plans or deadlines, don’t expect much, let everyday fall as it may, be happy and spread my happiness to anyone that will take it. I’m a hard working person that just wants to live life as simple as I can.
We’ve got all types of tax brackets here, from those who live on a shoestring to multi-millionaires.
Living simple makes life easier here, choices are limited and exotic options can get real expensive, real fast. I’ve got a small concrete house with a view of the Caribbean, a standard cab 4x4 pickup, a few shekels in the bank, and the love of a wonderful woman. Who could ask for anything more?
Spent lots of time considering adopting a pup here. We’ve had several in the past, loved them all. Our last one passed away several months before we made the big move down here (as Full-Timers), we arrived on STX two weeks before Irma/Maria struck. After the storms there was too much to take care of. Then parents passed away in both mine and my wife’s family, initiating last minute flights all over the country. Other drama ensued.
A few weeks ago friends asked us to watch their dog for a week and we were happy to help, she’s a great dog. Having been so long since we had our own dog, we had to get back into “a routine.” Each day was inevitably altered to take care of the pooch. Everything went fine, but we decided we just like taking care of ourselves now. I guess we’ve been Limin’ without a routine for too long now.
Besides, we’ve got “Iggy” now. A big ol Iguanna who comes out of the bush and walks across our property like he owns the place. Certainly not cuddly, but we don’t have to take care of him, or ask neighbors to watch him if we leave for the day. 😉