The Fears of moving abroad!
In my first journal entry of the New Year, I embraced my fears of moving abroad to Europe.
We have nearly 1 year before we move to Europe. (OMGOSH!) While this fills me with much excitement, I am scared shitless! Never have I embarked on such a grand adventure before. I want to be brave and carefree->just free-spiriting my way around the globe. However, I am not that girl. I am cautious and calculating. I love a good plan or to-do list. I don’t do things on a whim or at least not in my “normal” life. When I am on the road, I become my truest self. I am still careful but am willing to do things last-minute. Like the time we joined a Medieval-inspired wedding anniversary in Cortona or sang karaoke with Londoners while in Avignon. These moments are what make me want to travel more. These happenings renew my wanderlust instantaneously. So how do we handle moving abroad to Europe?
So why am I afraid to move abroad indefinitely with true freedom?
Well, for one, I don’t know how to live in complete freedom. In my 27 years, I have always had school, extra curricular activities, or a career to give me roots. I am also scared shitless about the cost. There is an unknown amount of money needed to make this venture a success. No matter how much I review current economic trends or gas & food prices, I still cannot be 100% sure of what we’ll need abroad.
I am terrified of the terrorists attacks taking place throughout Europe; most recently in Berlin and Istanbul. Also, due to terror, refugees are swarming borders of major cities all around Europe. This creates economic and social unrest. The sanctions between Russia and the USA are strained resulting from a recent hacking attempt by the Russians. There is much turmoil in the world where we plan on living.
Okay, so why do I want to continue with moving abroad?
I NEED this trip! When else will Michael and I be out of college, childless, and physically capable of doing this? If we wait for “retirement” age in the traditional sense, we will be drained of life. We will have had 40+ years in a career (most likely corporate America careers). I can tell you after only 5yrs, I am no longer passionate about the work I do. I am not finding my purpose here.
We are learning more about Social Media Management (SMM). There are promises in this field. We can make a decent money income, work <8hrs a day, and work from a laptop anywhere in the world (with WiFi). We have much to learn but are determined to see this business succeed. Being “Modern-day Nomads” is what we want for our life. Whether this is 6 months or 6 years, we owe it to ourselves to give it a shot!
Children are something we would like…in the future. We also are settled on our future kids living a nomadic lifestyle. Children should be living the life of their parents not the other way around. We plan to continue traveling the world despite parenthood-once that time comes. Staying fit on the road is also very doable!
Being the planner that I am, I will make sure we have travel insurance and money saved for flights back home-should we want or need to return. I am scared to leave the familiar behind but I fear who I might become if I don’t.
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Be well and Travel Often!
Where are you traveling to next? ⇓ (anywhere but here)
*This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own**
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