~Mama Kat's Workshop
Hmmmm....not a whole lot!
I should have prefaced that by saying I absolutely love raising my children where we are and have never regretted giving them these past 10 years to visit grandparents, experience small town living and put down roots.
What can beat the feeling of a Friday night football game in a small town? (don't answer that!)
My husband and I grew up in this little town but we left for many years. 15 years for me to be exact. We chose to move back out of love but I'm starting to experience a problem now....
itchy feet and the yearning for adventure.
The most amazing thing about this is that I am a homebody. I'm not fond of changes in any form.
But I've had a taste of that adventure, and I lived to tell.
14 years ago we packed our belongings and children (we didn't actually pack them!) and moved to a little village outside of Zurich, Switzerland.
We lived there for 4 years....experiencing Europe on "The Toddler Tour"! Our children were 5, 3, and 5 months old when we headed back to the Old Country leaving all of our relatives (and potential babysitters) behind. So anything Denny and I saw, the kiddos also saw!
It was crazy...and I mean...Crazy with a capital C! Many stories to share about the culture shock we experienced...most of them hilarious.
But I digress.The original question remains...What would it take for you to get up and move?
Two answers...depending on the day.
Reality based: Aging parents we love, teenagers to graduate, jobs, roots that need to grow deeper for just a bit longer. We stay here.
Fantasy based: I'd be on a plane with my sweethearts in a minute....ready to breathe it all in and shine it back out. The adventure, the excitement, the growing, and the joy...even the tears and homesick moments...I'd take it all.
But for now... I will turn on the Travel Channel, mix up a mojito, slice up some Swiss cheese served with French bread.
I can have my virtual cross-cultural moments right here, right now.... until God decides it's time for us to pack 'em up and move 'em out!