Swimming every day – yay!
Yeah, we finally made the decision.
Got a kind of momentum and acted on it.
So in August we leave for at least a year to go and live in Bali!
Hanging on the beach after a 2 hour surf lesson.
I always think of all the different lives you can live. Not so much that I’m not happy with what I’ve got but more of a seeker in the development of what happens if I’m not to comfortable. And also we only got one life – better try different ways of living.
I also really want my kids to explore different things. To be able to handle different cultures, languages and people. I’ve lived in Belgium for a couple of years, almost a year traveling around South America and longer stays in both in the Us and Thailand. I think my longing for going places is heavier than for my husband but still. For lots of years we’ve been talking about where we could go and how.
We are both self employed and without a chance of really getting a job in a firm somewhere abroad I mean as some people we know that do a couple of years abroad have a connection via their company that has branches over the world. And we are not in finance ie. my bank account is not huge. Nor do I have a loaded family. I’ve run my company for 22 years now. And pretty much made decisions for it to be able to get as much free time as possible. To have long vacations and freedom to do fun jobs. Some may say this is why it is easier for us to leave – I say – I don’t think so. There is always a uncertainness in freelancing so yes – to that I’m used to the uncertainness. But in one way it’s also hard cause I don’t have anything certain to come back to.
Anyways more about this later.
Whether or not doing a trip like this we needed a tipping point. Something that had to make sense. And when we heard about Green School in Bali that our friends the Jansch familes’s kids started last fall – that I wrote about here we kind of made up our minds.
Last summer when they talked about it we got an idea to visit Bali to do some research. None of us had been there before. It is on the other side of the world. I kind of started watching Eat Pray Love to get some idea. (haha I know stupid).
In November we went there for 10 days to check out the island and the school. (I will post more images from this trip soon!) and since then we’ve been taking steps to make this happen. End of July we´ll be leaving!
Right now there are about a million small things to fix. The kids was accepted at school. We need to put our apartment up for rent, fix insurances (such a jungle) and find solution to so many small thing you never think about. (What to do about our mobile phone contracts, the news paper, the kids school, work, or cat – where will he stay? etc etc etc
But I do hope this adventure will bring us closer as a family.
I’m thinking I’ll write about it here but also on Instagram thinking I’ll hashtag it #mcallistersgoesbali. Hope you’d like to follow our adventure!
It feels a bit crazy going so long to a new country that we’ve only visited 10 days. Maybe it’s a mid life crisis. Haha who knows but I’m thinking everything is still going to be here. And we can always go home. How lucky that is!
I do feel jittery thinking about exploring Indonesia, Bali and Asia.
For us to meet new people and make new kind of friends.
And learn about other cultures. Well I guess I’ll be yapping alot about this in the future! Hope that’s gonna be ok for you 2!