I've known I've wanted to live in Costa Rica for more than 10 years now. I've gone down looking for a house/business several times now. I just can't seem to make the final decision to do it. We are not retired, so we would still need some kind of income. I have a successful business and I am SO afraid to shut it down in case things don't work out. It would be hard to be an absentee owner. I guess my biggest worry is how family will react. Why can't I just do it? If you felt the same way and made the jump, what was it that allowed you to do it? Change in thinking, ignoring what family says, etc.