Why do we want to Travel for an undetermined amount of time?
As we continue to move toward the launch date for our nomadic family lifestyle so many questions swirl in my mind. These questions are echoed in the faces and voices of the people I have been telling about our travel plans for a while now, it’s just lately the echos ring louder somehow. So I feel I need to find better answers to calm the barrage of questioning voices in my head and from the people I tell of our upcoming travel adventure. Clearer answers that convey more of the reasons I feel such passion for this dream we have for the people who ask about it.
Why do we want to travel for an undetermined length of time? I struggle to find the words to answer this question. Every time I am asked this question I pause and stumble over my words for a while and never end up answering the the question how I know I feel about it. It is an all consuming feeling for me, that this travel lifestyle is whats best for our family because everything in my mind, heart and soul is telling me this is our families destiny and will shape, teach and fulfill us all beyond our wildest expectations.
I do know how much traveling has changed me, made me better in so many ways. I feel so thankful for all the beautiful, scary, brave, uncomfortable, breathtaking, heart warming travel moments I have had. All the trips we’ve taken have changed me and made me re evaluate our life. I can’t remember the exact moment I decided that selling almost everything we own to travel this world slowly with my family was what I wanted to do. I do know the idea came after the birth of our son, even because of the birth of the birth of our son Makai. I also know I want to travel this world with my family so much I am willing to do whatever it takes to make our travel dream a reality.
Here are some of the reasons why: To teach my son, without school, about the world. To give him the benefit of knowing other languages and show him different ways of living to open his mind to possibilities and help him become an accepting world citizen. I will become a better writer, become more confident, accepting, patient, be a better Mom. Rob and I will both grow in so many ways and what an adventure it will be! I have done a lot of soul searching as we have toiled to make this lifestyle change and I will finish this post with a quote that has helped me keep moving toward our goal to travel.
Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and life. Then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching.