So the decision is made. We are going for it. We are taking the children out of school, quitting our jobs and leave for an extended trip abroad. We are planning to go in September so that the children do not have to go back to school after the Summer. Our rough plan is to travel through South East Asia for as long as we find it fascinating, work in New Zealand for a few years and go through Central and South America on our way to back to the UK.
However, the amount of work ahead of us has hit us. We need to get the house together so it is rentable, plan the trip, organise vaccinations, think about homeschooling and the biggest headache of all, apply for Residency Visa in New Zealand.
We are in full-on organisation mode but sometimes we are overwhelmed and wonder whether this is really such a good idea. The children are settled in school and nursery (they are 6, 5 and 1), we have a nice house, nice friends and good (enough) jobs. We are exchanging it for no space, no stuff and no security. Why give it all up? And come back to what? It is exciting, confusing, scary and exhilerating at the same time. But you know what, I do feel very much alive!