The other night my husband, me and our two young Sons (the baby is clever but not able to write just yet) sat down and wrote our lists. My middle Son, who’s 6, had a eureka moment and said,
‘I know! Let’s all write down the countries we want to visit in our life!’
What a fabulous idea little one! So we rooted around for bits of paper, pens and then got to work quick smart. There is no time to waste!
It turns out we want to see a lot of the same countries which is handy. Japan, Canada, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, New Zealand to name just a few. Having such outward looking and confident kids is going to cost us a lot of dosh but it will be money well spent. What can be more rewarding and beautiful than having the ability to show our offspring the world?
What is the point in having a lovely house and flash car (I should state at this point in my blog – my car is not in any way flash but you get the mental image right…?) if you have no interesting stories to share over the dinner table? For my family and I, the point of this one life is to experience as much of the world as possible. Is it crazy to want to explore outside your local environment? I don’t think so. We are humans. We have always explored. We have it in our blood-if we can just get passed the fear of the unknown. I am well and truly fearless. In fact I am ridiculously fearless some days!
Now the hardest part for us grown ups is making our ambitions happen. It’s not easy to save and tighten our belts when you have a baby who consumes an incredible daily quantity of yogurt and two Sons who could easily eat us out of house and home. But if anyone can make positive changes and save it is surely our little clan.
We will sell, we will donate, we will downsize our life style, we will live on frozen fish fingers and drink the cheapest red wine (after the first glass it tastes fine!), we will save just to make all the trips happen! It’s a bit more thrilling than saving up for a new kitchen don’t you think?!