It’s been awhile – some thoughts on my absence.

So, I’ve been absent from the blogspere. I keep procrastinating. I took a break from instagram for a bit (where I share the majority of our travel tips/memories) as I felt like it was becoming something different from that I wanted originally. I was becoming consumed by it and I didn’t like that feeling.

After reflecting, I realized I still get something out of the ‘gram and like what it does for our family. It helps freeze time and moments I don’t want to forget and reminds me of all that we have done. It also has provided a creative outlet for me. I’ve learned new things (presets, filters, lightroom, etc). It has allowed me to document my tips/tricks and help others get over the fear of travelling (or at least I hope it encourages people). So, I landed back here and decided I’d keep it up. But if I’m not blogging, what am I really doing? There is so much more to our travel then the pictures. If I truly want a rolling memory book for my family, I likely need to get back to the blog to provide full context.

So, here it goes. Not promising I won’t procrastinate again but I’m in it for today (or the next hour or two). My plan is to bang out a few blogs and delay post them. Seems a little more doable than sitting down everyday. Plus, I find that once I get writing it is easier to get a bunch done at once.

I hope you get something out of this. If you do, please let me know. Sometimes a girl needs a little encouragement. 

Hi! This is happening?

Hi! This is happening?

No, seriously. I am doing this?

I’m a pretty private person by nature. I like my friends, my family and my life but don’t really like sharing much with others.

So why am I starting a blog? Mainly because I get so much happiness out of travelling when we are a family on the road. We are very fortunate in that we travel a lot. A lot. I feel like I regularly hear people comment about how crazy it is to travel with kids and how they can’t believe my husband and I do the trips that we do with them. I almost always state what has always been clear to us:

“When we decided to have kids, we told ourselves we weren’t going to give up on our life. We love to get away. Near and far. Taking our kids just makes it that much more fun (most of the time).”  

Are there stressful moments travelling with added appendages* (read: kids)? Yes.

Are the logistics a little* (read: a lot) more challenging bringing two under 3 along with us? Yes.

Is it when we are at our best as a family? Yes. Yes. Yes.

This blog/instagram/facebook/whatever it morphs into will be a learning curve for me and for my family and I hope you are patient with me and continue on the journey. But if you stop here – please do me a favour. Explore the world. Say yes to last minute adventures even if they are 10 kilometres down the road. You won’t regret it.