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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LEAVING THE LIFE OF LUXURY

Where to begin... Brandon and I have made a life changing decision to leave our jobs and set off to travel the world. But it's not as simple as that. For the last year Brandon and I have been contemplating an adventure like this but never thought it would happen. Who actually quits their job, leaves their home and sets off to the unknown with no agenda, no plan, and a not much travel experience. Well, us, that's who. Since Brandon and I can remember we have always been the adventurous type-- leaving on the weekends to find new places we hadn't explored yet, finding new hikes, fishing spots, and trying new food. We live for the uniqueness this amazing country has to offer. But there's more, more places to see, more cultures to immerse ourselves in and more adventures to be had. So our plan began to form.



Brandon and I had an epiphany when we came home from a trip to Belize. We met village people who were the nicest, most caring and thoughtful people we had ever met. We met travelers who were doing the same as we are now, and we thought, why can't we do that?!

We bought books, looked at maps, and began to save. Every conversation we had, now revolved around our excitement to travel. Could this happen? We felt the more we talked about it the more likely it was to happen, however we still didn't think that it was ACTUALLY something we -- two successful people who are involved in their career, working their way up, and making a good living-- would do. Seattle was good to us.

So the time came, our plan was thought out, but there was never a good time, we were scared to leave, we were happy with our jobs, and with seattle, things actually couldn't have been better. I was happier than I had ever been-- life was good, perfect in fact.

That's how we knew it was time. We are happy, we are comfortable, we have been through alot together, and we always make the best of it. I know I am going on a bit of a rant, but to try to fully explain why we have decided to travel is something that not all will understand. We aren't looking to escape our everyday life- we're looking to enhance our lives, to see things from a different perspective and grow from it.

We are leaving the life of luxury and couldn't be more excited about it.



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