A lady in our Living Differently group was telling me yesterday how a photo I shared had stuck in her head and constantly inspired her to keep working towards her own dream lifestyle. It was the one below, taken in Richmond Upon Thames, London. Home, after too many years away. It was incredible to be back walking familiar streets once more, and what screams “Britain” louder than a game of cricket on The Green. So I thought I’d take time to indulge my own memories and find my favourite images from the last almost 4 years of travelling round the world with my kids. They are the ones that maybe show the best things about our travel lifestyle. They are the moments of pure joy, of freedom and of learning. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to live your own dream. They’re all from our Instagram account, which I don’t use so often, but there are some nice pictures over there illustrating our physical journey and our path to financial freedom.
But what is the dream? What is it that we’ve achieved that we’d like you to move towards too?
What are the Best Things About Travelling the World With Kids?
It’s freedom. Freedom to go wherever you please, tomorrow if you like.
It’s really getting to know your kids and they you.
It’s learning greater self-confidence and self belief. It’s knowing that you can.
It’s being your own boss.
It’s freedom from big debts and big bills, no more working to pay them. Instead work to fund adventure and your dream lifestyle.
It’s trusting in the universe, enjoying an abundance mindset and moving forward towards your dreams.
It’s not being tied by anyone else’s schedule, no 9 to 5, no school run. Every day is a weekend day.
It’s being able to spend time with the people you love, when they need you, or you them.
It’s physical freedom, you can sit still, lie in a hammock or move and use your body. You can eat and rest as you feel. You can run, swim, bike or climb, with no restrictions. My husband has the freedom to train for and compete in his triathlon events on any continent.
It’s freedom to be the guide on your kids’ educational pathway. You don’t miss one second with them and they learn what they want or need to learn. You will know exactly what they’re learning and what they’re experiencing. No bullying, no peer pressure, a closer bond.
It’s their freedom to learn what they want, at the pace they want.
It’s freedom to rise with the sun or stay in bed. Whichever you prefer.
It’s job satisfaction.
It’s meeting new people and making new friends who think more like you.
It’s deep global understanding and knowledge.
Some of my favourite photos from the last few years of travel.
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