The immediacy of the trip is starting to hit me and I find I have little butterflies of nervousness- are we really doing this? It was over 5 years ago that Eric and I talked about when we would be able to take a big trip again. When I stumbled upon the deferred leave policy at work and we started to conceive of the possibility. Sean was in preschool and Liam just emerging as a toddler. Over the years we have planned and replanned and had fun thinking about what we would do, can do with this gift of a year to travel.
And now it is here! It's no longer just a concept, an idea, a plan, a dream, it is real and it is here!