2017 has been a bumpy ride for many people including me, with ups and downs. I feel like I am just stepping off one rollercoaster and moving to the next one. 2018 is a huge year for my family. We are taking some huge steps.
Last year I wrote a new year resolution list and when I read through it, it is just the usual things that I try every year to do, some I succeed and some not so much. I always aim to eat healthily and do yoga. These are the two most important things that I do in my life. Without them, I struggle through the hard times.
So I wondered what I should write this year. I don’t want to do a new years resolution as you will probably find many of those around, so I am just going to write about what our plans are for the new year.
We have made the big decision that we will pack up and go travel for about 2 years. This is something that has been on our minds for a while and as it’s the new year, we will start the preparations. We hope to be off by the middle of the year and that is just down to how much we can save. From the calculations, once we start our travels we will be spending far less every month than we would if we stayed in the UK.
We have made the big decision that we will pack up and go travel for about 2 years.
I am originally from South Africa and moved over to the UK when I was 15, so I already have some experience of what it is like to move and live in a new culture. This is what excites us the most about travel.
We have much to do before we leave like passports, savings, tickets, planning, researching. It almost seems too much.
We will be staying in AirBnB style places for at least 4 weeks at a time. We want to be able to take the time to experience each place that we stay in.
As my dad still lives in South Africa, this is where we will be starting our journey.
As many of my readers know, I have been learning a lot about Konmari, minimalism and unschooling. I have immersed myself in many new practices that are so far away from what I have grown up to do but they have given me the opportunity in my mind to look to the future and think I am capable of these things. It was the ability to start letting go of materialistic things that help me realize that it’s not what I have that counts, it’s who I have.
I hope to write about my journey of packing up and going and hope that it can inspire one of you to do the same.
This year for me is going to be full of ups and downs and I am going to embrace it because if I didn’t have the downs, I would never know what the ups are.
So here to doing something so frightening and exciting.
What will you be doing this year or in the next few years that will change your life?