Two weeks prior to our departure date, we had this late night conversation about our struggles with letting go of our life as we knew it for a life on the road. We started recording midway through this conversation and I transcribed a portion of it that I thought would be great as our first post.
It’s the security and routine that you’re breaking indefinitely and “permanently”.
You take everything you know and what your life has been for so long, stopping it, and changing it.
Even if you don’t like what you do in your job or your daily life, initiating change is hard. Letting go of everything you know is hard. It’s hard because of the stability you are going to lose.
But, you still want to change your life…somehow.
What really motivated me to make some change is that I stopped feeling like I was growing. If you don’t challenge yourself and you don’t push yourself to be uncomfortable, you stop growing. I needed to be uncomfortable to learn something new and grow again.
And so we changed everything. We quit our jobs and gave up our apartment.
But really, what was the hardest thing? It was giving up our home.
Giving up your home is almost like giving up a part of who you are. It’s like we’re molting our former selves in order to have new selves.
But it doesn’t matter, because it’s going to be an adventure.
Most likely what’s going to happen is we’re gonna go somewhere else, end up with our own routine and structure there, and hopefully try to establish mini segments of our lives.
It’s kinda cool that we can plop down in each city or country for a month – some more, some less – because it’ll allow us to sit down, have some stability, immerse in the culture, try to pick up some of the language, eat delicious food, see beautiful sights, and really immerse ourselves in the local surroundings without it going by too fast.
And then you get to do it all over again. You get to pick up your life and change it all over again.
It feels like you’re never settling and you’re always moving.
One of our dilemmas is that we’ve been in such a state of limbo.
But now, we’ll be growing.
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