Ok, we’re doing this. Now What?

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Our Story

Here is the brain vomit that comes 96 hours after making the potentially nutso decision to travel the world for a year with your 4 and 8 year old in tow. See something I forgot on my list? Bring on the comments and suggestions. We’re all in!

  • Can we really afford this?
  • Are we nuts?
  • My dad is going to financially freak out.
  • My mom is going to have the safety freak out.
  • When do we tell people?
  • We’re going to need a huge ass storage unit. Reminds me of a movie quote I use waaaay too often.
  • How many pairs of shoes can I bring? A pair of Birkenstocks and a pair of sneakers? (these are my fav Birks btw)
  • WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO???
  • I need a new all purpose jacket.
  • What online schooling system do we use?
  • Will my kids fall behind academically?
  • Are we insane? Maybe.
  • Should we sell our other car?
  • How many countries are there in the world? (Google saaaaays, 196)
  • I hate cockroaches when we travel. (this. gah!)
  • How much luggage can we manage?
  • I get constipated when I travel. Ladies, you know you do too.
  • Is this a safe idea?
  • Carseats are a pain in the butt. Do we really need them abroad? (I should buy these)
  • I hope we don’t look too *American*.
  • Should we blog about this?
  • Can we earn money while traveling?
  • I need a better black swimsuit. (I think I like this one)
  • Where should we spend Christmas?
  • No more mac n’ cheese and hot dogs you picky eating buggers.
  • We need to sock away some money for re-entry purposes.
  • How does travel health insurance work?
  • It’s crazy but it feels right. Right?
  • Will I get my hair highlighted abroad or go au naturale?

Beer and highlights.

  • What a perfect way to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.
  • What countries require visas?
  • HOW DO WE NARROW IT DOWN??
  • What vaccines do we need?
  • Will Parker even remember this?
  • Will this be hard on Paige socially?
  • I hope our laptops and phones don’t get stolen.
  • I really want to go to Turkey, is it safe to go to Turkey right now?
  • How do we budget while traveling?
  • I don’t want to be obnoxious about this.
  • Will anyone want to come visit us?
  • Can we really pull this off in 6 months?
  • Who will care for our pet beetles? Yes, you read that correctly.

Paige’s blue death feigning beetles.

  • I feel nervous but excited but nervous but excited.
  • Where will we live when we return?
  • This is the chance of a lifetime, we’ve got to do this.
  • How do we use our phones internationally?
  • Do we send a cache of clothes/supplies to future destinations?
  • How do I exercise while we travel? (Gotta have my geriatric running shoes. Duh. )
  • We’ve definitely got to go to Australia.
  • And Thailand.
  • And Germany.
  • And Bali.
  • LET’S VISIT ALL THE COUNTRIES! Calm down Alyssa.

There’s 196 countries in the world (at latest count).

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