While this post isn’t about internet marketing, I think it deserves a place here because I’ve talked about how my family lives on the road — and in a post made recently I ended with:
“I don’t see any reason to ‘settle down’ at this point — there are too many things to see, places to visit and people to meet. How could you trade those things for a house fastened to the ground?”
So it may come as a surprise when I tell you that we’re settling down — in a house fastened to the ground — for at least the next two years.
While I still believe that traveling as a family is, in general, the best thing in the world for kids, my son Tom is going to be 18 in less than two years and it’s going to be easier to “get him ready for life on his own” if we’re in one spot.
That will give us a chance to help him finish his schooling and figure out what he’d like to do to make a living. Sure you can make a living on the road, but you have fewer options.
Alaska has always been “home base” for our travels and it’s where Tom intends to live when he leaves home so sticking around here for the next couple years makes sense to us right now.
I already miss “the road” and seeing new sites every week or even every day — but getting a kid ready to launch into life is an adventure all by itself.
And in two years? It will surprise me if we don’t hit the road for at least another year at that point. But we’ll see about that when the time comes.