***Rant incoming I warn you!***
I don’t rant much on this blog but I cannot hold it back any longer.
I have a bone to pick with the proverbial you.
We are not going on vacation. Every time you talk about our vacation it belittles what we’re actually trying to accomplish on our trip.
I hereby will now refer to our upcoming, life changing, extended travel trip as a PILGRIMAGE. Yes, I typed that. A pilgrimage. It means that much to me.
Answer.com defines a pilgrimage most appropriately:
A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.
If you wish we can call it an expedition, a trek, a mission, a quest, an odyssey, or a sojourn. This is not a vacation.
While we will be spending the occasional day on the beach drinking a fruity cocktail with an umbrella in it, we will mainly be spending our time pushing our personal boundaries, studying a new language, volunteering, working on the blog, and trying to make sense of the world we live in. This is not going to be a relaxing, mind-numbing time. There will be times where I will want to give up, where I will cry, where we will question why we left everything behind.
And you know what?
I want experiences.
I want life.
I’m doing this so I can appreciate what I DO have in my life more.