The hardest thing about long-term travel as a family
It is such a big thing to decide to go travelling, especially long-term travelling with my family. For us, as a family, there is no better idea than to travel or at least try. My partner is able to work online which mean we have nothing keeping us where we are apart from one thing.
Friends and family. This is the only thing that makes me feel sad when I think of our exciting adventure travelling the world. Times are different and many of my family and friends live in all parts of England. This can make for some very sporadic visits. With us not having a car it can mean that we don’t see family and friends for a while.
Friends and family are busy trying to survive and find their own way in life, just like us. It can be hard to keep up visits especially when work and or kids take over.
With the access to smartphones, I have no problem keeping in touch with all my family and friends. My daughter has a great relationship with her Grandad that lives all the way in South Africa. I can image 20 years ago, it being a bit hard to keep the contact regular without spending a fortune on phone bills. Now with almost every messenger app having a video option we don’t have to worry about creating the relationships that are so important for my family and me.
The world is starting to feel like a very small place when the internet is involved. Sharing my journey instantly on Facebook and other social media. FaceTime when you need a face to face chat. Yes, it’s not the same as being right next to each other but it is the absolute best next thing.
Even though my sister and mum live within 3 hrs distance of me, I still facetime often to keep in touch. Especially for my daughter.
In the end, my family and friends know how important it is in this life to be happy and follow your path to happiness.
Eris and I have our regular friends that we visit and seeing their relationship forming is magical, they look forward to seeing each other and love spending time with each other. Her mum and I are best friends. Every time I visit or our little ones play, I just think how hard it will be to leave, but I know that it will be worth it.
In the end, my family and friends know how important it is in this life to be happy and follow your path to happiness. If it means long-term travel then what greater way to learn about cultures and happiness.
There is nothing wrong with the routine of life unless you are struggling for freedom. Freedom of movement. A chance to test your boundaries and experience life in an absolutely incredible way.
I can’t wait to go and I am so humbled by the opportunity. I can’t wait to share my story and hopefully plant a seed for someone to go travel.
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