Jason says I have a puppet infestation.  


You know….where you go over situations and conversations in your head over and over, sure of the fact that this is exactly how it will go.  The puppets aren’t kind to the other members of the conversation and usually portray them as enacting the worst possible scenario.   I’ve had them for quite some time – well before I met Jason and, in all this time, I’ve been unable to rid myself of them.

They have been particularly active in the past month as we ramped up our plans and decided to tip our hand.

Well…puppets lie.

The response to our news has been overwhelmingly supportive and enthusiastic – not at all like the puppet shows.  Actually, the most surprising response has been from those people who confessed that they, too, were planning on chucking it all to explore their own adventures.  And not just ‘Oh yeah, we’d like to do that one day’, but seriously planning and scheming just like we’ve been!  Yes, more than one person!  (Don’t worry, I’m not planning on ‘outing’ anyone here – it’s your news to share and enjoy).  

Anyway, we wanted to thank everyone for their positive and supportive reactions.  It’s been fun sharing it with you all and we’re looking forward to hearing all of your travel stories in the coming months.