After staying put for a couple of years, Iâ€™m excited to announce that itâ€™s time for some new adventures. Daniel and I both just quit our jobs and we are planning to travel the world for a few years. We have an empty nest now that his daughter is off to college, and so we figured now is a great time to go on some adventures together.
And so, dear friends, that is why we are madly packing up all of our belongings. We desire a more agile lifestyle that prizes people and experiences over owning stuff. We will be keeping a few things in a 10×10 storage unit, but the mast majority of our possessions have to go. Iâ€™ve been gifting items to my local Buy Nothing Group for months, which has actually been a super rewarding experience and a great way to meet the neighbors.
(Tangent: havenâ€™t heard of Buy Nothing you say? The Buy Nothing Project enables communities to give and receive goods and services at the hyper local level. Itâ€™s a great way to ask for help from neighbors, or to give back to the community. Iâ€™m a huge fan.)
Whatâ€™s next, you ask?
Iâ€™ll finish up the last few days at my job (Daniel already quit his job earlier this summer). Weâ€™ll travel around the state and say goodbye to family and friends. Weâ€™ll move out of the house that weâ€™ve been renting for the past five years. Weâ€™ll travel to the east coast and say goodbye to more family and friends.
And then weâ€™re off! We start our adventure in Croatia where weâ€™ll work our way through the Balkans and Eastern Europe. And from there…. ???