I stumbled on this blog post from Wandering Dolphin this morning. I’ve been following theses guys for a few months now, as I’m curious about how a family decides to get out of the traditional way of living and actually live on a boat. It’s what I’m aiming for, but stepping outside the box sometimes feels so hard and complicated. I think it’s something we tend to overanalyze and overcomplicate because it is so out of the ordinary. If you’ve been following me on Pinterest, you’ll see I have a board called “One day, I’ll sail away”. I would like my children to grow up in a different way. There’s nothing wrong about growing in the suburbs and attending regular school (I know, because I was raised that way). But just as traveling broadens your horizons, I think traveling as a child opens your mind even more. This plan to sail away is just a plan right now, but we are setting it in motion slowly so that in a few years time, when our children are a little older, we are able to make the move. As you can see from the post, growing up on a boat looks quite appealing when you set aside society’s critical mind. A great read. http://wanderingdolphin.blogspot.com/2014/05/sailor-girl-what-my-life-is-like.html
What would you do if you could do anything you wanted? Following that post, I began to wonder what I would do if all the winning conditions were there and I could do whatever I wanted with my life. When there are no boundaries, and the sky is the limit, it really is hard to choose. There are a gazillion things I’d like to do, but how am I supposed to prioritize? So many things to do, with so little time… Maybe I need to start a list of the things I’d do. Here it is: I would like to travel the world. Discover it’s beauty, different cultures and places few people have ever been. I’d like to have another child, because I have this feeling that something, someone, is missing and that my family is incomplete. Be physically active, just like the old days. Climb, hike, run, scuba dive everywhere in the world. Be part of a community. You know, the close-knit community type that sticks together no matter what. One day have my own business. When I’m old, settle down in a nice small house away from the crowds, a big garden and lots of crafts. The thing is, all the winning conditions are here. I am free. I am healthy. I’m not in debt. Why am I not pursuing my dream?