"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover" by Mark Twain
Jon and I had a huge fight last night over a teeny tiny thing. How to pack up the airstream. 😂 We are laughing about it now and we were quick to apologize once we realized how ridiculous we were being. But in the moment, we MEANT it. All the hurtful words we hurled at each other, all the snappy responses, all the cold shoulders. Travel is hard. It gets even harder when you wake up at 4:30 am for a long day and don’t get back to pack up and find your next spot till almost dark. Add in hungry kids. Undecided plans. A puppy who had the worst poops ever inside her crate from eating whatever dead thing it was that she found on the beach, and it’s a wonder we didn’t see that fight coming from a mile away. Oh and did I mention a wind so strong it blew the airstream sideways off it’s blocks? Thanks for that by the way, Laramie.
It probably sounds like I’m complaining but I promise you that even in all of this I am THANKFUL, grateful beyond belief that we get to experience this life. That we get to share this opportunity with our kids. I know that even in the hard, choosing this life is so, so worth it. Nothing in life is always easy, if it were life would be so boring right? We just have to embrace the hard along with the good. A dear friend shared a quote about leaning into grief this morning. It struck a chord with me about leaning into the hard as well. Not just throwing in the towel when things get hard. So today we are taking time to sleep in, embracing the messy that is full time Travel. And planing our next adventure!