When we decided to leave the US and live abroad, we sold off everything we had worked so hard to acquire. The expensive furniture, the brand new 52” LCD TV with full-blown entertainment system, mountains of books, every kitchen gadget you can imagine… I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
When we told people why we were selling everything, we got two reactions from people. It was either, “Wow, that’s so cool, I could never do that.” Or, “Why would you want to get rid of all of your belongings?”
Our answers were, “Yes you can. All you have to do is just do it.” Or, “they’re only possessions, they just weigh you down… life experiences are so much more important than material things.”
We were always surprised by how shocked people were when they heard our story. I can tell you this from first hand experience… selling all of your possessions and moving across the world is a life changing and liberating experience. No matter where life takes us, it is something that I wouldn’t change for anything.
If you’re one of those people who “wishes” they could do what we did… you can. I recently came across a blog, Almost Fearless, that is all about redesigning your life so you can travel the world. They have some really great articles – I wish I had discovered this blog sooner.
If you get a chance, check it out. The best place to start is on the About page, where she has listed some of the most popular posts to get you started.
What’s holding you back from traveling or living abroad?