Our days are starting to fill with talk of the end.
The end of this way of life.
The end of this trip.
Many decisions we have been pondering are starting to be made like where will we live? Where will I start my nursing career? What will the kids do for school?
We have officially decided to move back to Colorado. It is a place we love and long for and have longed for since we left it 7 years ago. Its where our souls come alive and we can’t deny it any longer. This time, however we are doing it right. We will be moving there owning nothing, with no financial burdens and being closer to Denver so that it can make travel back to family and friends easy. I have already been offered a position as a summer camp nurse at a camp for children with disabilities and as much as I am extremely excited I am also feeling a bit emotional about it all. This year has been the most incredible year in so many ways, but as we knew when we started it would have to come to an end.
So now as we think about transitioning back to the “real world” we do wonder, how can we keep this way of life and the things we learned while getting back to “real life”. How can we keep things simple, not get too busy or too cluttered or too tied down. This traveling lifestyle really does get in your blood, and though we do long for structure and certainty for our days, as well as a better social environment for the boys, we do want to keep traveling and trying new things and being free to “go and do”. It will just take on a new definition, not as full time travel, but as a free-er way of living.
At least… we hope.
We just signed a lease on an incredible rental home in Evergreen on 2 acres where our best friends also live and the boys will continue homeschooling. I have found an incredible home school coop we can become a part of and the job prospects beyond summer are looking good for me in Denver or the surrounding areas.
Brandon’s business continues to thrive and he will continue to have his home office and assist the boys when I am not there.
That’s all we know right now…. so now the challenge is to stay in the moment and really enjoy all the things that are to come. We have a busy Washington DC experience planned, and then making our way through Pennsylvania and visiting more friends on the way home.
Isn’t life really about enjoying the moment?