We offered every little thing to journey (new video sequence)


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Our first new video sequence in 3 years goes dwell in the present day. (Yay for attending to RV internationally once more!)

You’ll be able to watch the primary video on Youtube.

​The vlog sequence continues with our theme of worldwide RV journey. We spent 30 days touring throughout the countryside of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain.

Just a few of the highlights & movies to return:

  • Sharing how we journey & sleep in a small RV with two little children (simply my greatest worry earlier than the journey)
  • Our reactions to visiting a French nationwide park (after I consider France I consider the meals and the Paris tradition and never essentially the nationwide parks however WOW)
  • The time we tried to go to one of many smallest nations in Europe however as an alternative acquired meals poisoning and I handed out
  • How the Harvest Hosts program in France is EPIC and what wineries stays are like over there
  • And way more

Whereas I’m excited to share extra of the movies on this sequence, I additionally needed to share the inspiration and get up name that led to us occurring this journey within the first place.

What to do when goals change?

I just lately sat down and shared a studying checklist of 100 of my prime books. One I learn final yr was known as the Paradox of Alternative, and a lot of it has caught with me.

There’s a quote particularly I like:

“We get what we are saying we wish, solely to find that what we wish doesn’t fulfill us to the diploma that we anticipate.”

The e-book goes on to speak about how we frequently are horrible at understanding what selections will really make us completely satisfied. We base future selections off of knowledge that’s largely skewed in our reminiscence.

For instance, in terms of a reminiscence of a weeklong trip — we’re extra more likely to keep in mind the height second or the way it ended. Even when the week was boring however ended with a bang, we’d think about it an enormous success. Our mind remembers the height and the top and infrequently forgets how we felt throughout the vast majority of the week-long trip.

There have been much more examples, however the level is that we frequently don’t keep in mind with accuracy how one thing really made us really feel. But, we use that flawed earlier knowledge to make future selections about what we would need.

Nicely, earlier this summer season I acquired one thing I needed:


During the last yr, we offered a number of companies and after a yr of vesting with my new employer, I give up.

On prime {of professional} time, Alyssa and I gained some private time with some childcare assist (one thing else we’d been desperately trying to find).

I keep in mind sitting down at my pc throughout our first day with childcare and feeling euphoric. This was it. This was the second we’d been ready for. We had time to breathe and dream up what we need to do subsequent in life and enterprise.

Then I journaled some extra. Then I opened a e-book. Put that e-book down and acquired one other one. Left my pc to go outdoors and do a mission I’d been pushing aside. Got here again inside to do some extra “work” on my pc (had nothing to work on, most likely scrolled Twitter). Twenty minutes later I went to the gymnasium to shoot some baskets. Then it was 5 o’clock and time to select up Ellie from college.

This went on for a number of days.

Then every week handed.

I began leaving round two or three to go choose up Ellie as a result of I missed her and needed to hang around and play.

I began realizing this dream I’d positioned on a pedestal really was form of boring.

Or possibly I used to be boring, I don’t know.

A thought began to happen to me as I grappled with my boredom.

Possibly the imaginative and prescient for our lives on this season seems completely different than I’d thought. I’d imagined Alyssa and I might hand around in Colorado, possibly begin or purchase a brand new enterprise or discover a new mission.

However as I sat at my pc, nothing known as to me. I noticed there was no work I’d fairly be doing greater than spending valuable time with our youngsters.

For years I’d performed a journaling apply the place I requested myself the query of, “If I might do something with my day, what would I do?”

And for the primary time in my life we really might reply that query in actuality and never in principle.

What I noticed is that if I might design my good day and reduce potential future remorse, it might seem like occurring superior adventures and making recollections as a household.

In order that’s what we determined to do. We booked a a method RV rental from Paris to Barcelona and spent the final month gallivanting across the European countryside consuming extra meals (and visiting extra playgrounds) than I ever thought doable.

Typically I really feel prefer it’s not okay to vary my thoughts.

I like placing massive targets on the horizon and pointing towards them and getting after it. However typically a brand new child comes and abruptly that dream appears much less essential. Or possibly you notice that your dream is definitely meh and also you don’t need it in any case.

I nonetheless love developing with massive concepts to pursue and chasing goals makes life fascinating and offers me hope.

However typically, goals change. That’s okay too.

If you wish to see what got here out of my life epiphany, you possibly can watch the primary vlog of our France RV journey 🙂


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