Well, we think it all started about 2 years ago when Suewan read a book by Donald Miller called ‘A Million Miles in a Thousand Years‘.
It talks about trying to live a good story – living the way you have dreamed about and not just living the way you do because it is prescribed to you. We both felt really inspired by the book and started dreaming about the story we’d like to live.
We want to live more simply – with less stuff. Less noise. Less distraction.
We want to spend more together as a family. Roobs is growing up so quickly and we believe this experience will be good for her and us. The thought of homeschooling had always appealed to us but had felt out of reach as we needed two incomes to pay for all the stuff in our lives.
We want to understand and grow our faith more. Dan became a Christian when we lived in Japan over a decade ago. There’s something about broadening your horizons and living outside your comfort zone that is liberating, and unlocks something in us spiritually.
Most of all we want an adventure. If not now, then we’ll regret not going for the rest of our lives. The stars have aligned and this is the best opportunity we’ll ever have.
Oh yes… we’re also quite looking forward to the sunny weather…