World Dalmanation has been a discussion we’ve had for over ten years. It’s not about launching another freedom lifestyle blog, but finally fulfilling the passion to travel and doing what we love.
Donetta and I have dreamed of experiencing life in a new and exciting way. We enjoy discovering new cultures and places, as well as meeting incredible people all over the world. We absolutely love spending our days together, especially when it’s on the open road. When we started discussing the idea of selling our home and possessions to travel full time, we knew this would be the path for us to take.
A life with no regrets.
How many of us have dreamed about doing something we’re passionate about one day? You know, when the time is right or we have more money or whatever the excuse is. If we’re being honest, we’re all guilty of putting off something very important for that magical moment in time. But what if that time never comes?
Life can be very short and each day moves so quickly.
I never expected my dad to die of a sudden heart attack. I never imagined my mom getting breast cancer. I never thought so many family members and friends would die before I hit age 48. Yet here we are. So many plans changed or lives cut short.
The reality is we never know what each day will hold for us. This is both the beauty and horror of life.
While I can’t predict the future anymore than an Oklahoma meteorologist can predict our weather, I do know we will all die some day. This honestly scares me because I love living, but more so because there are things Donetta and I have always wanted to do.
We believe it’s better to try and fail than to live with regrets.
I’ve lived with the burden of regrets (which is another post altogether) and it sucks the very soul from your body. It’s more painful than rejection, ridicule or failure. World Dalmantion is about giving the finger to the status quo and doing what we feel is right for us. We cannot imagine getting to the end of our lives and not doing what we talked about for so many years.
We’re giving up everything to experience life.
OK, maybe that sounds a bit dramatic. We’re not taking a vow of celibacy – thank God – or going to live on the streets, hopefully, but we are selling our house and most possessions so we can travel full-time.
We don’t have life savings. We don’t have a real plan. We don’t have all the answers.
All we know is we’re going to follow our dream while working from the road., whatever that looks like or despite the outcome. There’s no doubt some people will think we’re absolutely insane, but we honestly don’t give a crap. We’re tired of sitting on the sidelines while watching life pass by. The trivial stuff that used to be important is being exchanged for experiences that will forever be priceless.
World Dalmanation is happening.
While it will be hard to leave family and friends behind on our new adventure, we know this is the right decision for us. Our priority is our life, our marriage, and our story. We only get one shot on this planet and it’s time to make the most of it, while we have time.
Our blog will chronicle the journey every step of the way, both good and bad. It will be real and authentic, with no holds barred. And while we do hope people will virtually “ride along” with us on the adventure, this is one great way for us to look back on our experience.
Let the adventure begin!!!