Happy Independence Day!
It is a bit surreal sitting here pondering how fast the last 6 months have gone. It would seem we are screaming closer to getting on a plane with a one way ticket and all of our belongings narrowed down to a couple backpacks. As we do get closer it seems like every decision we make goes through the filter of how it will affect us in 18 months. Do we really need to buy that? If we do, does it have value that we can get back if we sell it? What are we doing to retire our debt and figure out an alternative income stream? Those look like big things as they reflect back from the screen but, there is a calmness that we have. We have definiteness of purpose. We are on a track bound for Vagabonding and this train is picking up speed. We have cut a year off of our first timeline as our focus has allowed us to move faster than we anticipated and the last year seemed like a waste of time here when we could be there.
Up until just recently we had been keeping plans of our future to close family and some select friends. We just told Amy’s parents, the leadership at our church and it is becoming more common knowledge. We have been given nothing but support from everyone. We are not sure if it has really sunk in with Amy’s parents and are waiting for “the talk”. We are pleasantly surprised that everyone is so positive about this. It certainly has opened some great conversations and allowed us to share our vision with people. We do keep waiting however for the big intervention where someone will want to try to save us from ourselves!
So here we are, 6 months into the now 2 year plan and we are ahead of schedule. With a few tweeks we could surely cut it down even more but, we still have a lot of work to do. We are on track to retire all of our debt by the end of this year – that is unless we keep finding ridiculously inexpensive trips! lol. We are doing a lot of research and reading, studying countries and areas we would like to go, and developing relationships with others who are already doing what we are planning.
Time is going fast and 2018 is just around the corner!