So basically, we are getting rid of everything that we don’t need or love. We are completely packing up our lives to travel to unknown destinations, except Spain of course.
After a transcendental experience that my son and I both had on different nights back to back, we both managed to cut chords that had been there for a long while in order to open up to the complete possibility of changing our lives as we know it.
It’s been hitting me all weekend, almost to the point of complete stagnance. This is the last time we will ever live in a home together like this again, most likely, in this existence. The formative years of friends in the neighborhood, the teenage packrat clubhouse, and all of the other normal things that we have–like a studio room, separate bedroom, a master bedroom with a fireplace and closet/inspiration space, a really big nice bathtub.
We have doors that we can close, windows to open, ovens to turn on, mood lighting, books, plates, tables, a piano, records, beds, dressers, art and artifacts.
Like I said, the only option is to keep what we NEED and what we LOVE. All else is either going into storage or moms house.
So we are all wondering, how are they going to pull this off? Pack up your house, buy a one way ticket to Spain and wwoof away wherever the wind takes them.
Well, that is pretty much the plan. The lesson is to trust in the Divine Plan and know that we will continue moving in the right direction as long as we stay willing, open, and healthy.
And here’s the thing–because we are not completely rich at this time in our lives, we are teaching ourselves how to do this through work exchange. Choosing to work for 4-6 hours a day at a hostel, b & b, organic farm, eco-commune, or perhaps even a yoga retreat–we will be taken care of with room and board, and be allowed to experience the world in a new co-operative way.
Speaking of co-ops–that’s going to be a whole other post when we get ready to move to L.A. or somewhere else. I believe it was the director of Star Wars who said, you have to listen to the messages coming from “the back of your head.” Well, my idea to have some sort of cohabitation experience in Los Angeles or somewhere even better came from the back of my head. So there. I’m pretty sure that is going to happen too.
So, yes, we are volunteering to go without our own home for awhile. I’m sure it’s going to feel great whenever we decide to have a home of our own again. In the meantime, it’s certainly exciting to know that we are going to learn a whole bunch of different ways to live and upon that same return will know how to be in life in a more splendid, cohesive, happy, and selfless way.
Welcome to the stories of our unschooling adventures in our Guerrilla Global School as we travel through Spain and beyond for who knows how long. Questions and comments totally welcome and encouraged. Let's discover how to do this all together!