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!”
” 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?