We are leaving New York. The place we have made our home over the past 14 years. Anna quipped, “We may be moving to California, but I’m a New Yorker. I grew up here,” and of course we can’t deny that! We will miss our family & friends and everything else that has given our life meaning and structure in this enormous, complex, towering city on the bank of the Hudson .
Why leave the City that never sleeps? Wide open water views of the San Francisco Bay, a milder climate, less stress, more nature, and a place for Kurti to plant his avocado and lemon trees. Many reasons beyond these for certain, BUT… before we ‘land’ somewhere else that is destined to become our new place of refuge, we are going on an adventure. A really BIG one. All 6 of us, plus our travel tutor, Emma. (We have to keep up on studies, of course!) Our goals are to taste more of life in other locales, grow as a family and as individuals, and open up many avenues of possibility on which we may travel into our future as responsible, caring citizens of this planet. All pretty lofty, but I thought that sounded more sophisticated than ‘to eat gelato on The Rialto’ or ‘to enjoy a dram of scotch on the Royal Mile.’ …Create experiences that will be sure to shape us into people who can more easily relate and connect with others …Help us become part of many communities, bridging the world and bringing in more collaboration. There I go again with my head in the clouds–but I can’t help it. We are going on this adventure to change our family. For the better.
AND, I don’t think this adventure will ever end. At least I hope not! We can’t wait to share it with you and hope you will come along with us, at least in spirit if not in person.