To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately; 2. Do it flamboyantly; 3. No exceptions. ~ William James
Welcome to our little piece of real estate on the World Wide Web; thanks for stopping by!
We are Al and Carol, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and we are a married 40-something couple with no children and a wanderlust that’s never satisfied (and we’re very happy about all of these things). In the end of 2012, we took our longest vacation yet to Southeast Asia and loved it. However, we wouldn’t be honest if we didn’t also tell you that this trip was a trial run for bigger and better plans down the road!
We went on this trip to help us decide if long-term Round the World travel is something we want to do. Our answer has been a resounding “YES!” So when we arrived back to our home in Canada, we set to work to figure out how to do this and we are now in the throes of downsizing our belongings, getting our house ready to go up for sale and responsibly extricating ourselves from our careers. It is hard, emotionally draining work and it often feels overwhelming. Our tendency towards procrastination has led us to set a very ambitious deadline for being gone – by the end of the summer at the latest but preferably in May/June 2013.
We are and will be eternally grateful for the support we’ve received from our family and friends when we announced this hare-brained idea. We expected more resistance and questioning than we got – it seems you people are finally getting used to our stubborn non-conformity?! 😉
Will we do it? Will we successfully leave the rat race and find a way to live this life we’ve been given that fits better with our goals, values and interests? Well, read along and find out….
And check out our very first post to learn how we came to be the Travelling Mudskippers.
Thanks for reading and sharing,
Al & Carol