Here we are, another month gone, never to return. It’s also a new year, which means things time to ponder things like the future and New Years’ resolutions. This is a busy time of the year for everyone.
It’s that time of year again. I’m not usually one to make New Years’ resolutions, because I’m already perfect the way I am! No, seriously – just ask my wife! OK, so maybe there are a few things I can work to improve.
With the end of November, we’re now six months into our year in Bolivia. Holy hand grenade, Batman, are we really halfway through? Hard to believe. November was an exciting (and expensive) month. We spent eleven days in Argentina and Uruguay –
It didn’t take long before arriving in Bolivia and unpacking our bags for that ominous feeling of homesickness to settle into my gut. It’s not easy uprooting your life and starting afresh on a different continent – even if only for a year.
We first landed in La Paz, Bolivia. It has the highest commercial airport in the world at about 13,000 feet (that’s a fact according to my 6th grade son – so it must be true). Bolivians have a word for altitude sickness: “Soroche”,
Our family gap year begins now. As I write this, we are already on our way. We quit our jobs, pulled the kids out of school, rented out our lovely house, and we are leaving behind all our worldly belongings in a couple of 5x7x8 foot containers.
If you follow this blog, you know I’m about to leave on a year-long “gap year” to South America with my wife and kids. At this point, there’s no turning back. I’ve quit my job, my wife shut down her home business,
I am a complete homeschool nubie. I’ve never been anywhere near it before. But, the more I look into it, the more it seems like an awesome opportunity for me and my kids. There are so many resources available these days,