The time has finally come for us to pack up our lives and take them on the road…and I can’t quite believe we’ve made it!
The children have gone to bed exhausted from the day-before high and I’m writing this post in an eerily quiet and empty house; a house that has been our home for almost two and a half years, a place where so many amazing memories have been made; and I’m not too stubborn to admit that I’m feeling just a tiny bit sad about leaving it behind. It doesn’t override the excitement – not by a long shot – but it’s there, poking me occasionally to remind me to keep balance. Balance…that’s really been the theme of this week. It’s been an absolute roller coaster of emotions and achieving some semblance of ‘level’ has been incredibly hard – I am so relieved that it’s over! We’ve vaulted our share of hurdles along the way (and I’m almost certain I’m now sporting my first grey hairs) but it was all worth it to be sitting here tonight. We have yet to set out towards all the amazing things in store for us but already I know we’ve gained so much from this experience – and it’s only going to get better from here.
Now that we’ve made it to the final night of ‘normal’ life there’s a real atmosphere of anticipation. For the first time in our lives none of us really knows what tomorrow will bring, which is such a big and giddy feeling. The freedom to live at our own pace is going to take some getting used to – it’s a strange concept in modern society, but one that we’re finally ready to try on. Our trailers have been checked and packed, bicycles given a once-over; forecasts, routes and hosts confirmed; and we’re officially ready to take our love of wandering full-time. We have 3 weeks of blissful ‘wild’ time to look forward to before our first stop, which will give us some much needed time to decompress before getting stuck in with some great projects.
While we’re on the road we will be truly off – grid and relying mostly on solar gear for our power; so posts will probably be a little erratic, though I will aim to post updates weekly. We’d love it if you followed us on Instagram and Facebook (there’s a button here somewhere!) where we’ll be documenting our wanderings with photo’s galore – and please feel free to share and leave us a comment!