Today we pushed the purchase button on our RTW tickets through Indie.
It took us 5 hours to run through just about every scenario humanly imaginable. It was so much fun yet equal parts painful.
I can’t place into words the feeling I had the minute I knew it was real.
It’s not like I didn’t know we were going to take the trip over the last 6 months. But, transitioning from dreaming and talking, to deciding and planning, to researching and selling and renting and quitting… It is an amazing thing, a truly amazing journey.
Life, I am sure would be fine without this around the world trip.
We would go on with our daily routines and be more or less content with it. And you know what? That is perfectly OK.
This trip does not make our family any better or worse than any other family and the purpose isn’t to prove a point to anyone.
The World Out There
Ever since I was a kid I have been curious about everything.
If it exists I want to get my hands on it and try it out. I guess I would be defined as a Kinesthetic learner.
This holds true for everything from sports to computers to professions. I have existed for so long in my tiny little bubble I don’t even know what to expect.
And you know what? I don’t even care that I don’t know, all I do know is that it is different and interesting and beautiful and sometimes sad all at the same time.
These far off, distant lands that we are about to venture into have names, sure, but they are as meaningless as the names we have been given ourselves.
These locations and “world heritage spots” only become real once I can see with my own eyes, see that they exist, and with touch and smell and the pure joy of exposing our God given senses to all the amazing experiences the world has to offer.
It is proof that life is a glorious and beautiful place indeed.