From Nomad to Bald Dad in the proverbial 'Blink of an Eye', Journeys With Kaia is a testimonial to the fact life comes at you fast. Often when you least expect it, ESPECIALLY for two new, 40 something year old parents.
Growing up, the term 'mid-life crisis' had always conjured up images of gold chains and convertible sports cars. At least, in my impressionable imagination. How was I ever to guess my own would involve midnight feeds and sourcing biodegradable nappies?
Needless to say, it was all a big change. A change that opened our eyes to a sedentary lifestyle and, more importantly, to the realisation it really wasn’t necessary to wander the globe in order to get lost, or gain a sense of insight and perspective.
But then, I guess, old habits do die hard and there just wasn’t any escaping the fact insight and perspective from the road isn't such a bad thing, either. So with time before our daughter is scheduled to start school at our disposal, a year or more in South America as a family seemed as good an idea as any.
And we're happy to report, it still is; with each new day together on the road providing one more reminder that making memories that matter is what it's all about.
Memories that add to an ever increasing middle aged awareness that the distances we travel in life aren't always measured in miles or kilometers.
- Teaching the Finer Points of Safety…in an Unsafe World The Why Game. We’ve been playing it for a while now. It was all quite comical to begin with but, to be honest, the novelty wore off almost as quickly asRead More »
- Four weeks to go here in Paraguari and, as we expected might be the case before arriving, the home stretch could be a long one. So much so, I’m tempted to say, we’re stuck in a Bill Murray-like, ‘Groundhog Day’Read More »
- It was, for us, a late night in Paraguari and, as the clock struck 7:30, Kaia was gallivanting around her school grounds with familiar classmates, while we looked on in a disoriented stupor. A jumping castle’s blower wailed, music blaredRead More »
- “Should I take a year off to travel with my family?” would be the question that, for obvious reasons, caught my attention on a popular Q&A website a couple days ago. To be honest, the poor bugger sounded like heRead More »
- The view from atop Paraguari’s Cerro Negro was as beautiful as I’d imagined it would be from the first time I’d seen it. Far below was our secluded residence and, to the right, the town and its many landmarks, tinyRead More »