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May
16

Making Plans

I can’t tell you how many times I have daydreamed of writing this post.  Now the moment is finally here!

It has been one year and three months since we put the house on the market.  One year and three months of what ifs, making new plans, breaking new plans, plotting our course then reavaluating.

We received the offer two weeks ago and within three hours of receiving it we had a deal.  For the next two days I was constantly nauseous and I could not sleep.  By the third day I was feeling better but had twelve more days of nervous excitement while we anxiously awaited the day when the conditions on the contract would be removed.  On the day the subjects were to be removed I was beside myself with stress….would it be a day of good news or bad?  The minutes slowly ticked by as I obnoxiously checked my phone.  We got the call at 3:30 …we have a binding contract…the house is sold!  Instead of celebrating though all I wanted to do was sleep.  All of the nervous stress left my body in a puddle of exhaustion.

Now we have had a few days to reflect on our reality.  We are nervous, excited, and giddy.  After a year and three months of evolving plans now we have the task of deciding on one.  I feel like a whole world of opportunities was just laid before us on a platter!

The new owners take possession on June 28th.  Right now our plan is to move into our motorhome for the summer.  We have commitments up until the end of August so we are researching flights for September and October, trying to see what is the best and cheapest way to get to Asia.

Luckily I have a love of lists and our planning has kicked into high gear.  I am making a three column list: Moving out of the house, getting the motorhome ready, and getting ready for Asia.  We have a lot to do and we are feeling a wee bit overwhelmed.  But day by day it will all start to come together.

We are a bundle of mixed emotions…fear, stress, excitement…but mostly we are incredibly happy.  Our time is here, the life we have been dreaming of is becoming a reality, and we are so ready to embrace it!

Thank you for being a part of our journey!

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19 comments

  1. Lisa Wood says:

    A massive congratulations sent your way – now its exciting times ahead!

    Cheers
    Lisa

  2. Chris G says:

    Excellent news … totally looking forward to hearing the details of the next 3-6 months!

  3. Casie says:

    So happy for you and your family. I’ve been following for a while and knew this day would eventually come. 🙂 Would love to meet your family in your travels if you ever make it to Singapore. 🙂

    1. worldschooled says:

      Thanks so much! If we get to Singapore I will be sure to let you know!

  4. Martin Pietrzak says:

    Congratulations! I Remember the day we sold our house and the trip around the world became a reality…. Well, we didn’t leave for another few months but we knew we will be on our way soon. All the best on your move to Asia. I’m sure you will have an amazing experience, one that no house can ever deliver.

    1. worldschooled says:

      Thank you Martin! We still have six weeks before we are out of the house and a few months before we leave. Just enough time to get ready!

  5. tereza crump aka MyTreasuredCreations says:

    Congratulations!! It’s wonderful to see our dreams becoming reality. 🙂

  6. GotPassport Family says:

    Amy., it’s finally here. Congratulations from Chiang Mai, Thailand where we will see you in a few months. I’m envious you have a motor home already. So awesome. That’s our dream to own one when we return to the US so we don’t ever have to won a home again!

    So much excitement.. I can feel it all the way from here.

    See you soon.

    🙂

    1. worldschooled says:

      Thank you! I am really excited to finally meet you guys!

  7. Christine says:

    Wow, what great news!
    I am so looking forward to read about your trips during summer and especially about asia!
    Good luck!
    Christine

  8. Christina @ Interest-Led Learning says:

    How exciting! I hope to be in your place someday, too 🙂 I really look forward to reading about your new adventures.

  9. Heather says:

    Hi – just found your blog. We’re a family from South Africa – in the exact (well, almost) situation as you! We also have 2 small children (aged 6 and 4)… also exploring unschooling… and also renovating & selling our home – so we can raise that “anchor” and be free to roam the world… Congrats on the sale of your house!! I’ll definitely be following your adventures! 🙂

    1. worldschooled says:

      Wow that is so great! Gotta love the power of the Internet for connecting people!

  10. Chaya Shepard says:

    So excited for your family! Would love to meet up in Asia, if our paths cross.

  11. Jill Going Anyway says:

    Hi Amy
    Congratulations! This is like getting out of Jail Free. Fantastic

    I never want to own a house again.

    Very excited for you all, where to first?

    Jill

    1. worldschooled says:

      We are still researching flights and figuring things out. Lots of decisions to make!

  12. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family says:

    So excited for you Amy!

    I love the planning part of travel too. Can’t imagine having to plan a trip to Asia, a sumer in a motorhome and packing up a whole house!

    1. worldschooled says:

      Yeah, it is VERY busy! But we are getting it done 🙂

  13. Julianne says:

    How wonderful! You must be on an amazing high right now. Can’t wait to read about your adventures big and small. Best of luck! Cheers, J.

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