It’s all happening…

The whole change of lifestyle and moving onto the boat thing is moving quite rapidly now. Β I thought selling my business would be the hard part, but I found the perfect person with no advertising needed, just by having a lucky conversation with a new customer.

I tentatively and nervously set up my business as a dog walker & pet sitter 4Β½ years ago after being made redundant from my previous job and it quickly became a relatively successful full-time job which I am quite proud of. Β I absolutely loved it even though it was a very physically demanding job and an ‘out all day in all weathers’ type of job which I really didn’t mind, (most of the time) and for most weeks, a seven day a week job too, but after the decision was made to sell up and move onto the boat, I had to let the business go. Β I was over the moon when I found a wonderful lady who was perfectly matched and excited to take on my business because I really didn’t want the previous 4Β½ years and the success of the business to have just ended, so yes, first stage of our big plan… ➣ Sell the business βœ“

Ironically, on the same day as I completed the sale of my business, along came a couple to view the house, loved it, came again for a second viewing and made an offer! Β Β O.k, as Jon keeps reminding me, I can’t ‘Whoop Whoop, punch the air and do a merry jig’ yet as there’s a long way to go with a house sale and things can always go wrong, so just hold onto your hats with this second stage, although I can’t help doing a tiny, whispered Whoop Whoop’ though ShhhhhΒ πŸ˜‰

If the house sale does go to plan, we have probably a couple of months to get sorted… the boat isn’t totally ready and we have a 3 bedroom house with garage and shed contents to fit into the boat – ok well, storage to sort out and alot of the ruthless throwing things out, giving to charity shops and the use of that well known auction site. Β It’s all Go and becoming real now – It’s all happening…

With selling the business, the main thing I am concerned about is keeping fit. Β Dog walking all day most days kept me quite fit and as my ‘Fitbit’ was always telling me, 20’000 steps per day was my average, so I am very keen on keeping this going, although I may change my fitness regime slightly. Β I will keep dog walking as I still have my two dogs to exercise as well as myself and we’ll still be mountain biking, but I do fancy Yoga or Pilates too. Β We’ll see how things develop on that score.

In the meantime it’s piles of packing boxes for us…

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