So It’s been 6 Months – Have We Learnt Anything?

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Back in May we packed up our home life in Perth, Australia and hit the road. It’s now November and we are celebrating not only 6 months of exploration and discovery but 200 days into our nomadic journey. I can tell you that in the last 200 days I have learnt copious amounts. And not only about my surroundings, but about myself.

So where have we been for the last 200 days?

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What an amazing first six months you've had!! Here's to six more months... and six more after that! Who knows what you'll have learnt by then!

Bethaney - Flashpacker Family Nov 20th, 2012

Sounds like some good lessons learned! Here's to many more. We're only about a month into our traveling and it's great so far!

Rebeca Nov 20th, 2012

lovely what a great read xx

karin Holmes Nov 21st, 2012

Isn't it true...the more you see, the more you realize there is to see?! It's kind of mind-boggling...and then you tie that in with your thankfulness for God's creations...and it's like WOW. BAM!! Look at this amazing world we've been given...I feel like I'm showing respect and appreciation for it by valuing it all, and wanting to see more of it!

Living Outside of the Box Nov 21st, 2012

Yes! I love your lessons learnt. Travel is great for bringing copious amounts of "wonder and amazement" into my life as well. :) You guys have done so much in your fist six months!

Jennifer Pearce Nov 21st, 2012

Wow, such a long list. How amazing that your kids have learnt so much in such a short period of time! Jealous that I'm missing the lantern festival!

Tracey - Life Changing Year Nov 22nd, 2012

What a beautiful post! I love your points about you having learned that home is where you are - funny, I always talk about our kids having learned that but I've never considered that we've also learned that too! And that life was not made to be busy. You are so right. It sounds like you have all learned so much in that time. Daycare in Asia really does hone those 'colouring between the lines' skills doesn't it! You've certainly made me miss Asia and Penang with all your talk of eating out, swimming pools and cleaners for a third of the price.

Tracy Burns Nov 22nd, 2012

So beautiful and so blessed you all are! I love that have a life with your family in where you don't feel the need to have to be constructive or busy all the time. The Western way of life and our society makes you feel guilty if you are not constantly working. Reading your story makes me want to pursue your way of life even more now!

Susan Verbeeck Nov 23rd, 2012

Erin, as I read your post I am amazed by how much we have learned. The collective we. The families who choose to travel with their kids. The lifestyle is not easy, but so rewarding. And I am reminded about why we chose the lifestyle. Much like you and Josh, this journey has enabled Renee and me to spend more time together and learn more about each other. Besides our journey through the world, it has also been a journey with each other. And knowing my daughter, day-to-day as she grows up, is important to me as a father. Spending 8+ hours at an office doesn't let that happen. Good luck to you guys. Keep the faith.

Mark @ Ramblecrunch Nov 24th, 2012

Wonderful post! I think you and the kids have learned so much more and will continue to do so. I am so proud of you for the realizations you have come to and for the courage to try new things and new ways of being. I can't wait to see what the next yer brings you!

Curious as you mention your belief system a lot, what has your take been on seeing and learning about other religions whose followers feel the same draw and admiration for it as you do of yours? That must be an interesting thing to view!

Mary Nov 27th, 2012

This is my fave blog so far! Beautifully written! So proud of you sis and josh and the kids! Missing you lots but my time will come to visit! You are inspirational! xxx

Rhiannon Dec 17th, 2012

Your content is seriously heart touching and the pictures are soo cute that i just want to make trip to see them in real. i love them.. kids are soo cute!!!

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