We often think, in these moments of observation and reflection, about how we can pass along observations we make to our kids that will most resonate with them as they grow. More than that, we ponder how these observations can help best address any questions they may have while going on life’s journey. Life is not merely about seeing and observing but about doing and experiencing.
One of the most effective and fastest ways to learn and grow, we find, is through immersing one’s self in an experience and embodying it to the core. We strive to enrich not only our own lives but our children’s lives through such experiences. This motivation is the catalyst for our present journey.
Over the course of these journey, we strive to achieve a set of goals that will help us all grow as individuals and as a family.
Become closer as a family:
Through this journey, we seek to strengthen the bonds of our family and learn new things about each other.
Create lifelong memories:
As we venture from place to place over the next 13 months, we strive to form lifelong memories that will aide in the development of our children and provide stories that will last a lifetime.
Nurture a mindset of openness:
By experiencing many different things in new cultures throughout the world, we hope to foster open minds and open hearts to learn and grow in new and unexpected ways.
Love and respect our environment and people:
By exploring the different facets of this world and experiencing different cultures, we want to embody the love and respect that all places and people deserve.
Connect with our ancestry:
We hope to learn about the paths our ancestors may have taken, understand where we came from and connect with these places on a deeper level.
Learn to embrace a simplistic lifestyle:
Less is more at times…as the old saying goes. We hope to learn how to be content and happy with less things in our lives.
Experience and explore the world through our own lens:
We each view the world through a different perspective. Over the next 13 months, we want to experience, explore and grow our perspectives in as many ways as we can to become more holistic individuals.
Being supportive and of service to others:
We live in a global community and wish to instill this mindset in our children by encouraging community service and giving back to a world that has given us so much.
While this is a journey of development and learning, we intend on having some major fun! Playing on the beach, trying new foods and meeting new people are on the bucket list.