Many times on our travels as we talk to others about our life on the bus I have had people say to me, ‘ oh, I wish I was as brave as you’. Others, I can see by the look in their eye, think we are completely off our rockers! I’m pretty sure the ones who think we are a ‘few sandwiches short of a picnic’ are only curious to have a look so that they can go home, take stock of all the luxuries they won’t live without and congratulate themselves on not being as mental as us 😉
I’m not sure if it is brave or crazy (though I’d probably verge on the latter) however I do know that throughout my life I have done this many times …. thought of something I wanted to do and then just got on with making it a reality. Anything less would somehow feel like a watered down version of life. Bad stuff can happen where ever you are; whether you stay at home or not, whether you take risks or not, whether you travel or stay put. It is a fact of life that things change and how we deal with those changes can make it a positive or negative experience.
One thing I do know about the life we are living now is that it is allowing our family to experience many more of the wonderful things that life and people have to offer. It is certainly a great way to counterbalance all those negative stories in the papers, the ones that breed fear and uncertainty. People, on the whole, are good and life is thriving all around us when we take time to look and listen. Our children are seeing all the amazing things our country and people have to offer along with some of the issues which we don’t deal with and try to sweep under the carpet.
My point? That giving things a go is worth it. Making your ideas a reality can be life changing either through you deciding to go ahead or realizing that ‘dream/goal/idea’ actually wasn’t for you after all. So go on … make the most of each day if only to put your toe in the water of possibilities.