Summer in Ireland

We had not planned to spend the rest of the summer back home in Ireland. For one thing, Irish summers are cold and rainy. So why did we come home early?

I have been thinking a lot about the many different ways one can choose to live. We have both previously settled in a foreign country for years at a time (I lived in Prague from 2007-2012) and we have done the constantly moving, location independent thing. Which did we prefer? The answer is that neither have been 100% satisfying. When I am fully settled as an expat in a country, I feel weighed down and restless. When we are travelling full time, I often miss having easy access to things like my books, art supplies, or even something stupid like a blender. What is the answer?

We are going to buy a caravan, but not just any caravan. I have something very special in mind. I am going to fulfill a childhood dream and have an old style gypsy wagon built (with a few modern additions, of course). This is not going to happen quickly. The companies I have contacted about building a caravan (that can be towed by a car) require at least 5 months to finish one. My plan is to have it finished by the end of Spring 2016.

What about this blog? The blog is going to continue and I will actually be posting more frequently now, both about travel and working online. There are still a lot of places in Ireland that I have never visited and we have several trips outside of Ireland already planned for this autumn. I never posted as much about working online as I planned to because I was always too busy actually working on our business to write about it. This should change now.

I know that I have already done things that most people only dream about while working a job they hate. I have travelled more than most people will do in a lifetime and I am grateful that I have been able to do that but I want more. I want more art and music in my life. I want to finally sit down and write the books that I have always put off for another time because I had to find a way to earn a living. I want to drink red wine and read poetry while relaxing outside my caravan somewhere in the French countryside. I hope that some of you will be interested in following me on this new journey.

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