The hub and I have been talking and we finally made a decision. We know we're finally committed to the decision because we've begun to take action and compose a new to-do list. Just the other day we were talking and both realized how much lighter we feel. I didn't realize it but the decision was weighing me down and now I feel liberated....So what did we decide?
We're selling the house!
We kept going back and forth, but finally agreed that if we're going to do this, we're going to do it right. And that means jumping in completely. There is no halfway on something like this. A safety net (of holding onto our house) would do nothing for us but hold us back. We will hold a garage sale this summer to get rid of things that we don't need, rent a storage shed while we are gone (so we don't have to burden anyone with our stuff), and leave the country feeling the full freedom of our adventure. Nothing to hold us back, cause problems we can't deal with while we are away, or cause feelings of obligation or worry.
It's awesome. I've already cleaned out a lot (in my head, at least!), and have begun to compile a list of things we need to do to prepare our house for sale, etc. It's going to be a busy year ahead, but the reward at the end will be so worth it.
I'm so excited and energized - wanted to fill our readers in!!