In many ways, I am an unlikely candidate for a big move like the one we have undertaken! In addition to the incredibly stable childhood I was granted, I also inherited my dad’s shyness and love of stability! There are those who assume a quiet soul lacks courage which is just ridiculous! I have found that it is often the ones who talk the least who make the boldest moves….but often while shaking in their boots! Much of our marriage has been characterized by me jumping into the unknown with Lawson and then suffering tremendous anxiety as we are in free fall and even after our feet are safely on the ground. The past few days have found me dealing with such anxiety! Unfortunately, anxiety is a close personal friend. I share this because we want this blog to be an accurate representation of, not only this process of living abroad, but also of creating change, of taking a big risk. I want to share the fun and joys and accomplishments of this process but also the challenges. It is not easy to make changes but it is worth it even on the days where I am sleep deprived because I still worry more than I should. We both want people to listen to their souls. We want people to know they are not alone in feeling anxiety, frustration…as they make changes in their life. There is much talk about vulnerability today and that is wonderful but too often we still feel we must project an image of having it all together. Full disclosure….we do not have it all together! If anything, let us inspire you to make changes in your life because “if they can, surely I can” is completely true!