Which Way Do I Go?

There’s nothing like being in a new place trying to orient yourself to unfamiliar surroundings. Something I found immediately interesting about London was the street signs, or lack thereof. Google Maps does a fine job with directions, but when it tells you to “turn right…

Life Design and Working Remote

Four years ago, shortly after Nolan was born is when we first started talking about this trip. At the time, I was working for a small software company based in Indianapolis. I really enjoyed my job, but it was an office based position. I needed…

Packing 2.0

Change of plans! On Saturday before we left, I officially packed our three suitcases in order to weigh and validate my plan.  EPIC FAIL! Two reasons. Reason 1: After our 30-day trial run, we did officially pare down our clothes packing list, I was really proud…

Not Just Passing Through

As we make our trip around the world, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what I want to learn about each city we visit. I don’t want to be a tourist, I want to really embrace the city, the culture, the people, and breath…

It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

Once the calendar turned to May this year, our trip really began to feel imminent. At that point, we started realizing we were likely experiencing our last whatever it was we were doing. The first of lasts were things around the house: Kathy and Nolan…

Packing List

We are a family of three, with one 5-year old son, Nolan.  We plan on focusing on the essentials and striving to live a life of  less “convenience” while traveling, but we still want to be comfortable and enjoy our trip. There are a lot…

A New Normal

Our trip has officially begun, we are out of the house. We begin our trip with a trial run here in Fishers, Indiana. We are staying with a friend and starting to figure out a new normal. As we brought in our suitcases and bins,…

Cleaning Out My Closet

I’ve got some skeletons in my closet and no one knows it. Okay, that’s actually Eminem, but as I spent the weekend cleaning out my closet, so many thoughts and memories came to light. First, the memories My goodness. Some of this stuff I haven’t…

World School

For the past 18 years, I’ve been a full-time working professional mom.  Other than the 3-months maternity leave when Nolan was born, I’ve always worked full-time. I’ve worked in large companies, small companies, I’ve been a Vice President, an individual contributor, and a consultant, I’ve…

Final Itinerary Set

It’s been more than two years in the making, but Kathy, Nolan and I have finally set the full itinerary for our trip around the world and we couldn’t be more excited. July 1, we will leave life as we know it here in Fishers,…