Living in the big city, led Trent and I to ask other questions about our own lives. Our days seemed to be consumed by city smog, bumper-to-bumper traffic, a fast pace, high cost and a constant busyness. Our discussions led us to ponder things like stress, boredom, feeling unfulfilled and a loss of inner peace.
What did we want to create in our lives?
Did we truly have the power to create a life that we wanted?
Society has conditioned us to believe we have little power in making choices in life, especially those that go against the masses. All of these questions were not difficult to answer; the truth is always there. What was challenging was doing something about it. This is the part that takes courage.
We found our courage and this led us to another change. This time we called on a little wild within and decided to fulfill an idea that had been lying dormant. We decided to pack up and travel Australia.
The children finished up at the school (my youngest son had started Nursery), we sold everything we owned, bought a caravan and head off on an indefinite journey around Australia. We did not know where we would end up or when. It was the most incredibly liberating thing I have ever done.
With regards to education, we would see where we were led, homeschooling, unschooling, and a little of this and a little bit of that. We embraced the fact we did not know what this journey would bring.
What I learned…
Life is supposed to be fulfilling and good. If it is not, it is integral to acknowledge that and give yourself time to explore what you would love and the freedom to make some changes.
There are no guarantees in life. You don’t know what lies on the other side of your fear or what your life choices may bring.
It may be something BEAUTIFUL.