The flight was so long! I had never been on a flight longer than a couple of hours before. The take-off and landing were exciting, otherwise it felt like a bumpy car ride with about one hundred strangers and a handful of people I knew. I picked up my luggage, and the anticipation was too much to bear! I just flew over the Atlantic Ocean and was in a land far removed from my own.I had no idea what to expect and no idea how that trip would change my life. Though the places were new and interesting, it was every aspect of the experience that affected me. The people. The adventures. The culture. I soaked every bit of it in.
So, why am I telling you this?
I know you are running through your head, I get it! You love to travel! But what about me? I can’t just hop on a plane and go somewhere tomorrow to get the experiences you are talking about!
I know the rant very well. We all dream of a grand adventure to a far-off place with a special person.
My tribe, you have the special people! They live in your house! Your spouse and your children are the best people to take with you anywhere! They are your closest people, they are your people.
My tribe, the place does not have to be far off and surprisingly no place is as far off as it seems. I am going to push international travel because I like to push boundaries. However, for some in the United States, going to another state pushes the boundaries. Momma, I am not trying to leave you in the dust! Taking advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow is good.
My tribe, life is a grand adventure, and the more we see it that way, the more we can cherish it.
Wherever you are, be all there. -Jim Elliot
So, for the next several posts I am going to be discussing how you can go on your own adventure and the benefits of you and your family adventuring together!