5 Months Back Home & Some Big News

Robert and I are excited to announce that we have a new addition to the “We” of We Go Wandering. Come the end of July, a baby girl will be joining us on our greatest adventure yet, parenthood.

I’ve been giving it some thought, and I think I am going to keep our little travel blog up and running. Which really means I need to get it back up and running. I was feeling a little apprehensive at first, like having a baby might actually hinder our wanderlust. But after digesting the fact that we are actually going to have a baby, I began to get really excited to explore the world through the lens of our child.

We’ve been back for 5 months now and honestly at times it kind of sucks and at other times it feels like it’s right where we need to be. Since we have been home we have thankfully both returned back to our previous jobs and we enjoy receiving an income again. We’ve settled into a home that we love in a neighborhood that feels perfect for us right now.

Getting reacquainted with real life went real smoothly on the outside for both of us, but I think we can’t help feeling nostalgic for that time we lived out of van in New Zealand or traveled and camped across Africa. Those kind of memories will probably stay with us forever and are always in the back of our mind as now once again wake up to an alarm and report to our jobs on time and to go bed at a reasonable hour in order to do it all again the next day. That might sound depressing, but I don’t mean for it to be. It’s just a reality of life.

Lately I’ve been feeling like it might be therapeutic to start writing about some things going on in our life again. I don’t really want this to turn into just another mommy blog in blogosphere, but I have to give credit where credit is due. And having a baby is pretty freakin’ life changing and that deserves some recognition in our lives! Furthermore, I’m also incredibly lazy, and this blog is all ready set up and ready to do it’s thing without me having to “build” it.

As much as I would have enjoyed continuing our trip if we had an unlimited bank roll, I wanted to start a family even more. Traveling around the world was pretty cool, but I think having a kid with the love of my life will be even cooler. And of course, we still plan of traveling with our little Quinn Elise (pending she is a healthy and happy kid), it will just be a slightly different kind of travel. Plus, Robert and I plan of taking full advantage of the whole “kids under two fly free” thing.

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So, this blog probably won’t be as interesting as it used to be. Nonetheless I have only ever used it as a platform to document our adventures that I can occasionally go back to read and think,  “Wow, we were pretty cool once”. Even though it’s now taking on a different trajectory, I hope I will still use it an outlet to record the latest happenings in our life.

 

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Three Months In and What Life is Like

We can hardly believe that we have been living a nomadic lifestyle for three months now. It seems like forever ago that our first plane touched down in New Zealand and we hit the ground running. Ironically, exactly three months later, we find ourselves back in this beloved first country of our trip, with a cute little van and a whole lot of wide open spaces to explore. It almost seems as if nothing has changed in those three months.

But who are we fooling? A whole lot has changed.

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It’s been a while….

And by a while, I mean one whole year. In my perfect world, I am a great blogger. I write witty posts filled with wisdom and humor. I stay inspired and blog more than once a year. But, life happens and I lose my motivation to write my thoughts and publish them to the internet.

Robert and I have taken so many fun trips over the past year, and we have some good ones planned. A big one planned. An even bigger life decision in the works. I would hate for all of these things to be only a vague memory that I can hardly revisit in time, the clarity of it all only getting more and more washed out as the days go on. Life if so busy, and too often I take for granted all of the experiences I’ve been afforded thus far. When I look back and read the few posts I have made I feel so glad that they have been recorded. The words and pictures take me back to some of my best memories with the people I love.

So, since I’m feeling inspired again, I hope to record some more of my favorite memories in life. One day I hope to look back and read this blog and think that I’ve really made the most out of the time I’ve been given.