It has begun!
Aside from thinking about a plan, you have to implement, and test yourself by setting markers and way-points. We have some other personal markers for things like: get rid of our stuff, buy certain equipment, and finish reading certain books prior to leaving, but the big date has been discussed and prayed over at length and we are on a war path...
We have now chosen a date when our "normal" life ends and our extra-ordinary life starts: September the 2nd, 2014.
Why Sept 2nd you ask?
We wanted to make the move date important.
And 7 years ago on that same date we changed both our lives forever: we were happily wed...
So its only suited that we mark our 7th anniversary with the end of an old life and the start of a new!
Now, I am sure someone along the line will say in a high pitched panicked tone: "WHAT? THAT'S ONLY A FEW MONTHS! ITS NOT ENOUGH TIME! YOU NEED A FEW YEARS BEFORE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!" etc etc
And for most people it would probable be true. But we are planning and working things so that it will not be necessary... and also because we believe that the best time to do things is in the here and now... not later when you might decide not to because of risk or something like that.
We are planning everything we can and have contingencies. It wont all be perfect. "Bad" things will happen, plans will have to be flexible, and we will get tired and fed up. But we will persevere and change as we need.... and isn't that what life is all about?
When you live "holed up in a hole" (The general 9-5 grind) you don't experience 'that' much.
When you are out there, you might get scrapes, burns, and adrenaline-rushing-moments of fear, panic, joy and excitement. It makes for a stronger person(s) overall...
Now back to cleaning and downsizing... it's no fun and games!
NEW LIFE IN: 2014-09-02 14:00:00 GMT+00:00
(Keep an eye on this timer. We are aiming for this end date... but if we need to leave it for a week more or less, its ok... as long as the aim is set... If it starts counting UP then you know we are on our way. It will then count how long we are GONE for! :) )
We are a Christian Home-Schooling, plant-food-based family, traveling and making the most of this life and sharing it with our 3 wonderful kids!