Thursday, June 7, 2012

Throwing off the bowlines...

Usually I set things down here to document what has happened so I can remember it in the future.  But this post is about something I want to do in future...something big.  And I don't need a reminder to do it.  This post will serve as a promise to myself that I will follow through on this "something big."

I want to take a trip with the kids around the world.  We'll take a year off, pack light, eat great food, see amazing sights, make new friends and come back exhausted but closer as a family and more understanding of our big wide world.  I think the best time for this journey is when Jack is in 5th grade, Logan is in 4th grade and the girls are in 2nd.  That is just 3 years from now!

Here are a few possible stops on our round the world trip:

And of course, Ethiopia.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

This quote has always resonated with me as I have always believed in living my life with no regrets.  And now that I've put the idea of this trip out there in the universe I know that I've got to make it happen or I will be disappointed by "the big something" I didn't do.


  1. That'd be awesome! I love traveling. And to take a whole year, you could take some time to just *be* in some other places, taking in the culture, not just doing the sight-seeing things.


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