We’re nearing the end of our round the world trip. We are sad, of course we are. But we are something else too.
We are grateful for the incredible amount of time we have had, relishing our children’s childhoods and seeing the world through their eyes. We are proud too, that we have shown them that another way is possible to live. Actually an infinite number of ways are possible- Who knew?!
This part is coming to an end. The part where we live out of backpacks and have no responsibilities apart from to eachother.
Mike starts work at the beginning of December. He was lucky and talented enough to be offered a job whilst we were in Guatemala. But not in Bristol- in Powys, Wales.
Part of the reason that we sold everything when we left the UK was so we could re-evaluate our life and make decisions about how we want it to be.
Since hitting the road and living out of 2 (large!) backpacks, we have realised that we need much less stuff. We haven’t missed anything that we have kept in storage- so why bother trying to recreate our old life, buying a house just to fill it up with all that stuff we already got rid of? We want to live small and buy only what we need- our carbon footprint whilst travelling on this beautiful planet has been huge. We’re keen to address this by living a more environmentally conscious life.
We love being outdoors and desperately want our children to have the sort of childhoods that we had. Childhoods where children were always grubby with grazed knees, where they are free to test their boundaries and explore the world pretty much as we did.
An urban setting makes this hard, so we decided a few months ago try something completely different. We have friends with a patch of land with a yurt platform already on it in a secluded valley in mid Wales
We ordered a yurt from Spirits Intent and they have crafted it with love, ready for our return.
So how do we feel?
Sad that we will no longer go where the wind takes us, but pleased to be able to nurture those relationships we have neglected for the past year.
Rural Wales is so completely different from our life in urban Bristol so it will be just another chapter and that makes it exciting. I can’t wait to get my hands dirty, learning new skills as we build our home.
As an added bonus, our rent will be low so we can save for our next foreign adventure. Everyone is a winner!
I hope you stay with us as we embark on this next chapter.