The Journey Begins
With an emotional breakdown by Jenna and some research by Kharron, the decision has been made and implemented.
After a particularly hard day trying to sell a new mortgage company to a shrinking industry my mind returned to the late night buzzed conversations I once had with Kharron about moving abroad while running a US business. When we first dated this was a dream of ours. I once read “The Five Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss and in it he talks about working in another country where the US dollars you earn can go further. When we met, Kharron was self employed as a website developer and we fantasized he could build websites for the drop-ship companies we created. They would essentially run themselves while we traveled the world for a few years.
These thoughts were the backsplash to my frustrated & fearful tears. I worried about my depleting income; whether we could afford the house we lived in, our lifestyle, the baby growing in my belly. I had become such a consumer I thought about the remodel we wanted to do on our house, our landscaping dreams, my daughter’s next birthday party. I didn’t sleep much that night because these trains of thoughts crossed and when they did I felt it like a collision within my body. Suddenly it all made sense- this was our moment, this was our sign, we could actually do this, we could actually move to another country for a couple years!
At my computer the next day I blubbered to Kharron about my career woes and causally mentioned the idea of moving. Feeling foolish as I heard the words escape my mouth I couldn’t help but notice the glimmer of hope I felt once spoken. Once my monolouge came to an end, Kharron disappeared to our home office, but within 10 minutes I got an email from him with the subject line, “I like your idea” and a link to this blog mikesgringolife.com. I was skimming through it when Kharron reappeared. He had already read the whole blog and was ready to start packing. The path was set. Let the journey begin!