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For the first time I am having doubts of travelling

Travelling round the world is something many people would love to do and those who don’t want to get out there seems to have the same fears: They have fear of stepping out of their comfort zone and they have fear for the unknown. But the biggest fear has to be the fear of having economy problems,not finding somewhere to live and not finding a job when getting back home.

Althought I can understand why some are having these fears, I myself never had any!

I could exchange my soul for unlimited time to travel anywhere in the world!

In early 2015 when we got home from our RTW trip I was already a few months pregnant. Even though we were expecting a baby I knew in my heart that in a few years we will be packing our backpack and leave again!

And now almost three years later we are actually leaving soon! Without revealing to much we have set a departure date! It’s very exciting and both David and I are very happy. The decision to leave came naturally without any questions asked.

But slowly, for the first time, I am starting to have fears and doubts of leaving.

The reason why I want to do this trip so bad is the same reason for why I am afraid of doing it. The reason is my daughter Mirabelle! 

This time this trip is dedicated to her. It’s for her we are leaving. We want to give ourself and our time to be with her everyday, showing her the nature, wildlife and amazing places…everything the earth has to offer. Teach her and just love her endlessly!

But I am starting to have doubts! I am asking and telling myself: 

Are we being selfish? Perhaps this is more what we want and not what she needs??”

” Is it really fair to take her away from her home because children need stability!”

 “We are putting her in danger by always travelling around!”

She will be so bored sitting long hours on planes, car and buses!”

“What if she will have problems adapting when she starts school when we get home?”

“She need to socialise with other kids than her parents!!”

“She will not remember anything anyhow when we get back!”

 

Waiting for the “chicken bus” to leave.

The doubts always come around bedtime. But each time the sun comes up I am always having answers for my doubts.

“At this age, all she need are her parents! She will be with us all the time and that is what makes her happy!”

“An accident can happen everywhere even in Switzerland. Just by crossing the street! And we will not take any risk by jumping on a half fonctional bus riding for 8 hours!”

” During our trip we will find other travel families for a playdate, going to the local playgrounds and arranging our days suitable for her. And the world is her playground! What is better than that?”

“She might have difficulties adapting in a class later but perhaps she will be like a fish in the water! We are willing to take the risk!”

“She might not remember anything or much from the trip when she gets older. But I hope this trip has build her fundamental values in life”

 As parents we don’t always know what is best for our children but we always do what we think is the best! Time can only tell if we are making the best choice but deep in my heart I know we are….

….are we really?

21 Comments

  1. When I’m undecided and unsure about taking the plunge for some things in life, I imagine myself at 80 years, thinking back about my life and regretting not taking some risks. I think some things in life are well worth the risk. I admire your decision, and wish you well for your travels! Waiting to hear more about the places you will be seeing.

    • Thanks Shinta! If it was our own risk its ok but when the risk is on my daughter thats why I start to have doubts. But we are going as we have to follow our heart and we think is the best.❤️

  2. I can´t wait to hear where are you heading to! :O And I´m sure your daughter loves the time spent with you – her home is where you are! On the other hand – she can become a little bit “spoilt” by traveling. I can see it with my boys: we´re trying to make a lot of trips here in Switzerland, our boys like it and they always ask: “Where are we going next time/this weekend etc.” It can be demanding 😉

  3. I think choosing to travel is one of the most scary things you can do but from what I’ve seen, it is totally worth taking the leap!

    • No problem to traveling but once you have a kid you start to ask yourself the questions.

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