I’ve honestly never been too concerned about the big ‘what if’ in life, but with taking on the kind of risk involved in such a long road trip (not to mention , it just made sense to start thinking about how to protect everybody I care about if I should end up on the ‘Plan Z’ exit path.
None of us ever want to think about this ride ending. But let’s be honest: Sometimes things go horribly wrong, and being prepared is the best way to take care of those who are important to you. That means maintaining a current and legally binding will.
As I prepared for a major relocation to Mexico and the subsequent lifestyle change from living the “regular” employed routine in Canada, thinking about putting a will in place wasn’t a fun exercise. Even so, I knew I had to get something in place.
The amount of driving involved in getting from Calgary, Canada to Queretaro, Mexico made me consider the risks involved. There is no doubt that I will be engaging in what is the most (statistically) dangerous mode of mass transportation – driving a private automobile. The trip will involve over 4,200 km (2,600 miles) of driving, most of which will be conducted at highway speeds.
Getting to where I am going requires driving. A lot of driving. And that is dangerous.
As I started to contemplate this task, I was immediately faced with a thorny question: What does it take to get a proper legal will in place?