“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.
Could there possibly be a more apt quote for this occasion?
Tomorrow, our family sets sail for the journey of a lifetime. We are heading to the USA in pursuit of adventure. Exploring. Creating new products and opportunities alongside the artists, woodworkers, printers and sewers who are an integral part of our team. Forging new relationships and cementing existing ones. Travelling at our own pace, moving along as it suits us, but calling Upstate New York home base.
But first, our belated honeymoon awaits. We are cruising from Sydney to San Francisco. 3.5 weeks of sailing, with a few island stops sprinkled along the way. Oh, the bliss!
No cooking or cleaning for 24 days. Putting work aside. Just truly being with our girls, not trying to juggle a million distractions. As parents of young children, this is a luxury we've not ever really had, certainly not for an extended period of time. We intend to spend it like a health retreat, making up for putting our bodies through the ringer these last few intensely busy years. And we'll snap photos, because we are visual fiends and capturing beautiful moments in time is just what we do.
But now, we are out of time! It's exciting, it's overwhelming. The packing list is extreme - summer through to winter all in one suitcase!
Can't wait to follow and nourish the passions within each other.
Thanks so much from us both for listening thus far. We can't wait to share the next Such Great Heights chapter with you.
R & J