#LostOnPurpose Blog Series
In September 2016, he quit his job, I sublet my place, and we took off to Europe to figure out what's next!
Along the way I documented our adventure through the #LostOnPurpose blog series. Here you can find out where we went, what we learned, and why it was the best thing we ever did.
Realizing that our once-in-a-lifetime adventure didn't (and shouldn't) have to be literally once in a lifetime -- we decided to do it again. This time in Southeast Asia. Because this is the kind of life we want for ourselves.
The truth is that these last few weeks have been amazing. While we may not have everything figured out, we've learned so much along the way... about ourselves, about each other, and about life.
Rome may not have a huge place in my heart, but I will always be grateful for what it has taught me about life... both past and present.
Chas "accidentally" booked us in an Airbnb that didn't have wi-fi. So instead of scrambling to find a coffee shop or library where I could work from, I decided to play hooky. Oops. But honestly, who wouldn't skip work for a day in order to explore Venice?
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how traveling together can strengthen your relationship. One of the points I made is that, in traveling together, you inevitably learn and appreciate new things about your partner. Interestingly, our recent trip to Cinque Terre really reinforced this for me.
This week we hopped on a train and headed west to the beautiful (and notorious) coastal towns of Cinque Terre. Coming here has been a dream of mine since I first learned of the place. Now, let me clarify -- when I say dream I mean that literally. I've obsessed over coming here for years.
After a busy week in Barcelona, we made our way across the western Mediterranean sea to Italy! A one and a half hour flight later landed us in beautiful Florence.
We landed in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon and the last five days have been a blur! This first week has flown by. This new work-life balance has been a bit of a struggle - trying to indulge in everything Barcelona has to offer while also keeping focus on work and blogging.
A lot goes into uprooting your life within a matter of weeks. But in hindsight, it was manageable and we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to do it. If you’re curious what this looks like logistically, here’s how we turned our dream into a reality.
He quit his job and moved out of his apartment. I sublet my place and have arrangements to work remotely. Together we've mapped out what the next few weeks will look like as we wander through two beautiful countries.