You may remember Betsy and Warren from this guest post a few months ago, called “How Downsizing Upsized Our Lives.” The adventurous duo spent two years getting rid of everything they owned, selling their house, and saving money for their dream of traveling the world. They started with the goal of a year of travel, and by the time they embarked on their journey it had stretched to at least three years on the road. Since then, they’ve trekked through South America, taken a cruise to Antartica and camped on the ice, and witnessed a volcanic eruption, just to name a few of the highlights.
At this moment, they’re hitching a ride on a cruise ship on its way to Falmouth, England as the only passengers on board. They’ve got 5 weeks to watch sunrises and sunsets, count stars at night, and get to know the crew. And they’ve written up a long list of several other things they’ve got in mind as well.
Their latest post is so inspiring I just had to share it with you. It’s so insightful, and I could relate to much of it. Their blog is much more than an inventory of their travels. It’s all about living your dream, and their dream happens to be seeing the world. They’re a marvelous example of how to recognize and be true to your own unique path.
So take a minute to read the post. One of my favorite insights is about boldness and how we often don’t ask for what we want because we’re afraid of being embarrassed or getting “no” for an answer. The post also talks about how the hardest part of long-term travel is being away from the people you love. The idea that “…we’ll always hear about the big stuff, but we’ll miss 1000 little things…” reminds us of what we have to be thankful for, no matter where we are in our lives or how near or far from our own dreams we may be.
What about you? Do you know what your dreams are? Are you taking steps to make them come true? Maybe you’re living your dream right now. Share your thoughts in the Comments section.