Finally taking the plunge!

DSC01664Well, we’ve done it!  We’ve been talking about it for years…..homeschooling, traveling, living an “out of the box” life…and so far, we are loving it!  Since my dear sister passed at only 47 years old, my perspective on life completely changed.  I was just 11 months younger than her and realized then how fragile, unpredictable and precious life is.  It was really hard getting through that first and second year without her but from the moment she was gone from my life, I vowed that I would honor her life by living mine with more intent, more happy moments, with more enthusiasm and gusto, with less stress, less negativity, less worries….living as a child lives… living the present, living the moment and REALLY living it …instead of just dreaming it.

So….I got to work on it.  I started taking steps to simplify my life (this did not happen overnight).  It took a lot of work, effort, and changes in my life to get to where I am.  It also took a bit of aging.  As we get older, we realize how short life is.  How unimportant things really are that we at one time thought were so important. How life just slips by, slowly, and before you know it, there might not be much life left in you.  Yep, you realize that and so….what to do????………………Live, really LIVE and enjoy what’s left of your journey!!!….

I finished my ongoing projects at home, withdrew Bella from school and started our journey of living life more fully, schooling on the road, and learning through living.  Our first adventure travel landed us in Costa Rica.

Bella will start her own blog soon as part of Language Arts. So far, she’s been writing letters to friends and writes in her journal almost everyday.  For now, I’ll write for the two of us just to keep everyone updated on what we are doing.

This is my first blog posting, so bear with me…but so far, here’s where we’ve been and what we’ve done:

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  1. Aida said:

    So happy to read this. I know you have been wanting to do this. Have fun and keep us updated.

  2. Solange said:

    Hello Nilda, hey Bella,

    I am happy to hear that you really love your decision and you enjoy your trip! Live is good!!!!

    Miss you!

  3. Gabi said:

    Enjoy every minute of it! But we are still missing you and Bella!

  4. Lyndsey said:

    Bella’s friends must be so jealous. While they are looking at pictures of rainforests and waterfalls in outdated textbooks Bella is diving into them!

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