We often get asked the question, "Why are you doing this?" I have to admit that there are a myriad of responses for that question. I'm sure Adam and I have some of the same reasons and some very different reasons for our change in lifestyle. We both agree that we want to declutter and lead a simpler life. Sometimes all of our stuff gets in the way of us really living.
For me the less "stuff" I have around me, the more easily I am able to allow myself to stop and listen to the gurgling of a stream or to focus on the flight path of a butterfly for a few moments. After a career in education in a fast paced school system I am so grateful for this opportunity to slow down and enjoy moments in my life. I'm sure our days won't always be exhilarating, but what I know for sure is that I will be present in the moment much more now with less daily distraction and clutter in my life.
I still feel my destiny in life is to teach so I'm hopeful that those opportunities will present themselves to me in our travels. I will still study and keep up with the world of education, but I will do so without a feeling of desperation which is refreshing.
And today I'm posting this TED video which seems meaningful to the new journey.