Life on The Road Dreams For Five Different Souls- Finding Balance, Can We?
We’ve got a lot of dreams. You know that. That’s what made us drool over the world travel idea with our young kids, and that’s what made us move to Israel, move to be nomadic for this long, and make all sorts of littlAe dreams come true, including but not limited to, me losing 28 pounds, authoring a few books, and writing what my heart truly feels without being scared what others will think of it.
So, on our to do list now is Annapurna Circuit with a film crew this September. In the previous post, you see we just bought the tickets yesterday! Dear God, help us, we’re really facing our fears and are going to do this with our kids. We can check out the film crew’s fundraising efforts here. We truly hope they can raise the funds to come film us.
And as I tell you all of these dreams, I’m not sure what to say about the kids- do they love it, want it, are they even into it anymore, or do they just want to feel ‘normal’ again and not live out of a backpack? We talk about this all the time but I’m not sure sometimes what is really the best and right thing to do. You know all’s perfect when we get to that home, in Israel or wherever it may be, and certainly it’s perfect in Utopia, right?
We are also dying to ride across Europe on bikes for an entire year. We think we’d like the kids to grow up a tiny bit more and so that just maybe there will be a tad less whining. But, we may be totally off here and may hate ourselves forever for dragging pre-teens on a biking trip. I can see it now, “Mother, you made us do this without even consulting with us. I hate you!” Can’t you see it. I can. I can!
So, we’re thinking we’ll do that after our year in Israel. We think we need to listen to our kids’ request to have a [somewhat] normal childhood with cousins, friends, sleep-overs, and classes. We’ll give them that time to reconnect, remember their roots, and then we hope to fly again.
We think we’ll do a year in Africa first, which is crazy for our entire lives Kobi never wanted to go to Africa and now, he suddenly does. So, we’ll go there first before he changes his mind again, and then to the year on bikes. Most probably, the kids will make us take them home again for a year after that.
And then, and then, we still want our cruises dream. I’ve told you about it, right? I want to spend 6 months of a rtw cruise ship teaching spirituality classes and meditation as part of the entertainment staff. The kids say they are dying to do it, but who knows if 6 months will not sound so hot after a week? I don’t think you can get off the ship once you sign a contract. At any rate, we’re dreaming of an Alaskan cruise, or one off of Chile, no, no, we want cold, anywhere where we can experience whales and icebergs and that which we still have not. Alaska would be amazing!
It’s a huge world, and somehow, somehow Kobi and I are slowly figuring out how to raise our kids in it, travel in it, support ourselves, and, and this is the huge one, figure out how to balance the needs of five very different souls to help them all reach their highest potential. Any thoughts? You know I’m dying to talk to you about it. How far do we go to give our kids everything on account of personally sacrificing what we want, how much do we ask our kids what they want? How much do parents decide for their children without ever asking them anyhow? Do you ever really know that you’ve made the best choices? I don’t think so. I think you do what you think is best and release all the guilt and other emotional guck that may convolute how you see your life. I know we are blessed, I know our family is so bonded, I know we have experienced so much magic and love that we will never regret any of this, and I know, I know, I know that in every decision to do one thing, you are deciding not to do another, and so is life.
Shoot. I want to hear it. And now, I’m off to my steamboat dinner at Casa Del Rio, Melaka. Every other meal here was divine- the pizza, that OMG melt-in-your-mouth lamb, the tiffin Paranakan meal. I’m sure the steamboat will be heavenly too. I’ll let you know!
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Oh The Places You Will Go– a sum up of a three year world adventure in amazing photos
We’ve written a highly inspirational e-book about money and how you can take these ten steps to make your travel dreams come true. It has helped many and helps us continue our travel dreams. I do hope you will consider spending the $8 and learning/ be reminded of what you can do, starting today, to make your family world travel dreams come true. You can do it too friends. You can. You can.
Thank you dearly,
Gabi, Kobi, Solai, Dahnya, and Orazi