What If . . .Posted on Jul 18, 2012 | 25 comments
What if we traveled the world forever?
Wouldn't that be cool. We could just go and do whatever we wanted. Spend all our time with the kids. Swim. Eat noodles for breakfast and ice cream for dinner. Climb stuff. Soak up everything. Explore. Enjoy. It would be our ultimate adventure. It would be awesome.
Of course we would need money. We would have to make some sacrifices. We'd have to cut back. We'd have to give up this and that. I'm not sure what life would be like without this and that.
We'd have to quit our jobs and leave our careers. That could be pretty stupid. We've worked hard to get here. Seems like a shame to give it all up. I wonder what my boss will say.
The kids might miss school and the house. They love home. They love their friends. And who knows how they will react to eating noodles for breakfast. And it's probably not best for them to eat ice cream for dinner.
And what about the all that bad stuff out there? The world seems to be exploding. We will see things. Things might happen to us. I'm sure I don't want that. Life is safer here.
Selling the house is going to be a pain. Selling all our stuff is going to be tough as well. And where do we store everything we don't sell? What if the house doesn't sell? I don't want to think about it.
Insurance is a nightmare. We could get sick. Coming back home would be a tough sell without insurance. I hate insurance.
Say we do this. Say we go. What happens when the money runs out? We can't waste all our time lying on a beach. One day we'll wake up and the bank account will be dry and the dream will be dead. We need to think of a way to make money!
This might not be the best idea. Kids need structure. Kids need security. We need security. I don't know about this whole travel thing.
All these "what ifs".
All these worries.
We could just take long vacations. I'll work something out with work and we'll just make sure we travel more. We'll have money if we just stay put and maybe we can buy a timeshare. At least we won't have to worry about losing everything. I think I could put up with my job for a few more years. I'll just make sure I get up early every day and work on my special project. I'll make time. At least the kids will be secure.
But geez . . . traveling the world would be awesome, right? Think of what we could do. Think of what we would see every day. We could work with the kids instead of working for the kids. We would see each other for more than a few hours a day. We could get creative. We could really help people. We would have so much time. Man, that would be great.
I don't know.
Do you think we really know what we want?
I think we do. I think we're just scared to do it.
What would happen if everyday we woke up and we just did what felt right?
We could create just for the sake of creating instead of always worrying about money and such.
We could work just to help others instead of always thinking about how our work benefits us.
We could be with the kids just to be with the kids instead of always thinking about structure and impact and all the stuff the doctor books like to tell you.
We could just go and enjoy life and see what happens.
What if we did this? What if we just went and forgot that we're supposed to worry about everything?
This sounds scary.
This sounds fun.
This sounds right.
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