I have fear of travelling

Travelling for long term is something many people would love to do and those who don’t manage to get out there seems to have the same fears. They have fear of stepping out of their comfort zone and they have fear for the unknown. But the biggest fear has to be the fear of having economy problems, not finding somewhere to live and not finding a job when getting back home.

Althought I can understand why some are having these fear, I myself never had any! I could exchange my soul for unlimited time to travel anywhere in the world!

In early 2015 when we got home from our RTW trip I was already few months pregnant. Even though we were expecting a baby I knew in my heart that in a few years we will be packing our backpack and leave again.

And now almost three years later we are actually leaving soon! Without revealing to much we have set a departure date! It’s very exciting and both David and I are very happy. The decision to leave came naturally without any questions asked. But slowly, for the first time, I am starting to have fears and doubts of leaving.

The reason why I want to do this trip so bad is the same reason why I am afraid of doing it. The reason is my daughter Mirabelle! 

This time this trip is dedicated to her. It’s for her we are leaving. We are offering ourself and our time to be with her everyday, showing her nature, wildlife and amazing places. Teach her and just love her endlessly! But I am starting to have doubts! I am asking and telling myself: 

 

Are we being selfish? Perhaps this is more what we want and not what she needs??”

” Is it really fair to take her away from her home because children need stability!”

 “We are putting her in danger by always travelling around!”

She will be so bored sitting long hours on planes, car and buses!”

“What if she will have problems adapting when she starts school when we get home?”

“She need to socialise with other kids than her parents!!”

The doubt always comes at the bedtime. But each time the sun comes up I am always having answers for my doubts.

“All she need are her parents! She will be with us all the time and that is what makes her happy!”

“An accident can happen everywhere even in Switzerland. Just by crossing the street! And we will not take any risk by jumping on a half fonctional bus riding for 8 hours!”

 

Waiting for the “chicken bus” to leave.

” During our trip we will find other travel families for a playdate, going to the local playgrounds and arranging our days suitable for her. And the world is her playground! What is better than that?”

“She might have difficulties adapting in a class later but perhaps she will be like a fish in the water! We are willing to take the risk!”

As parents we don’t always know what is best for our children but we always do what we think is the best! Time can only tell if we are making the best choise but deep in my heart I know we are….

….are we really?

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18 thoughts on “I have fear of travelling”

    1. Thanks! I really hope so and that she wont hate us later! The worse fear is when we come back and she has to adapt the school and “ordinary” life. I am afraid that she will feel so different. But I guess we have to try and its not like we are going to lock her in the jungle for years!😂

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    1. I am not worrying actuall about the travel itself as we are already travellinh a lot with her and we are handle it fine. I am just worried about that there will no “home” for her to come back to..we will be constantly moving around. But as u said we are following our heart and our heart sayss DON’T get afraid!

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      1. We dont really worry about travelling with a kid itself as we do it quite often. It more about her…how she will take and how she will feel. But you are totally right about “home”. Being “home” is when we are together…❤️.

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  1. I definitely think you should travel! I don’t think there is a kid who would regret that kind of experience. I know a family that recently had a chance to leave Switzerland and spend 6 months in Hawaii, and they have three kids aged 7, 5, and 2, and the middle son has Down Syndrome. If there was ever a reason not to go away, they have all the reasons! But they went anyway and there were challenges but they had an amazing adventure. We have friends who took their kids and travelled in South America for a year. Friends who went with their kids for a couple months to New Zealand. If you ask a Swiss, they will not think you are crazy. This is the best time to take your child to travel! We are already applying to the school to take our child out for 3 weeks so we can have a two month adventure. But we might not be approved. Do it now 😉

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    1. We have been travelling a lot with our little one ex two month in Thailand but this time there is no “home” to come to…but as someone said “home” is when we are together. But actually I have meet a guy who has been travelling with his parents in the 70-80s and he hardly travel with his own kids because he wants to spare them the pain! So there are kids who were traumatised by travelling. But we will go ofcourse…its normal to be worry for such a trip when your child is involve. I hope you guys will get your two month vacation as family! Where are u going?

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  2. “The world is her playground” I like that. While I understand your doubts, here’s what I think: it’s your last opportunity to travel before school starts. While your daughter may not make long-term memories at that age, she’ll certainly embrace the adventures. If you’re excited, she’ll be excited!
    Have you talked to her about it?

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    1. Hi, yes we have been talking with her about it because we have a huge world map hanging on the wall!😁 Yes we hear that comment a lot “but she wont remember anythibg”…well lets stay home than but anyhow she wont remember anything of that either so why not go right? And the map puzzle I found it at a Brokenhaus for 3chf I think.

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  3. When I’m undecided and unsure about taking the plunge for some things in life, I imagine myself at 80 years, thinking back about my life and regretting not taking some risks. I think some things in life are well worth the risk. I admire your decision, and wish you well for your travels! Waiting to hear more about the places you will be seeing.

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    1. Thanks Shinta! If it was our own risk its ok but when the risk is on my daughter thats why I start to have doubts. But we are going as we have to follow our heart and we think is the best.❤️

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