Staying put, taking off

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When I was five years old, I moved to the center of that red dot. Except for a summer in Brooklyn, NY, I’ve lived my entire life since within that 20-mile radius. I loved growing up here and I love raising my children here. Staying put, or at least staying close, was my choice.

About three years ago, I made a new choice - a choice to take off. Inspired by a magazine article about a couple who sailed around the world for a year, I decided I wanted to do that. I wanted to travel for an entire year…but I didn’t want to wait for the kids to fly this coop before “freeing” us to do that. To wait for an empty nest felt like a trap, like a regret just bound to happen. Theo agreed.

We picked the year, we saved the money, and we made the plans. In just over three months, we take off.

General Information

Where we were.

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