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A New Plan for Life Nomadic

As our stack of plane tickets gets thinner and our passports get more and more inked up, we've started thinking about what we're going to do next year.

A repeat? Take some time off? Some combination?

This sort of travel is self perpetuating. If I had ten places I really wanted to visit before leaving on this trip, I now have twenty. Most people we meet are travelers, and they all have crushes on cities that then get transferred to us.

The New Year: 2013

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I quit my job. A secure position at one of the most prestigious private schools in Austin, Texas, I handed in my resignation to explore the greater world. After six years of teaching mathematics to middle schoolers (and some high schoolers) I needed a serious change of scenery. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t have asked for a better city to live in for 12 years; Austin treated me nicely.

I sold or gave away 90% of all my belongings. I get nervous about settling down again stateside because I would be going back to owning nothing. At the same time, it’s always nice to start over again. This also gives me a chance to learn how to refinish furniture and create pieces I could take pride in.

I met a girl. Melissa and I actually met in 2011 but hadn’t solidified anything about our relationship until 2012. We decided we would do this journey together and besides, the Taurus and Aries are perfect learning companions, the stars say so.

I turned 30. I said good bye to my twenties, a decade of college, work, and mistakes. Turning 30 was a good opportunity to turn over a new leaf of maturity and communication. Trust me, I’m still a work in progress.

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