Someone messaged us on Instagram, asking a pretty important question:
“Hey ———, nice to meet you and thanks! This is Christian, btw. Deborah might answer a bit differently.
My opinion is that you should go for exactly what you want, and figured out how to get there along the way. That’s how I traveled in the first place, that’s how I met my wife, that’s how we ended up with a big beautiful wedding in Sweden, and all the same, that’s how Melaya was brought into the world.
A lot of people will tell you it’s difficult, even impossible. And, well…they’re right. For a lot of people, that’s where the sentence ends, but as a fellow traveler, I’m sure you can attest to the fact that almost everything actually worth doing is difficult. Every amazing thing you did, every great story you ever told, involved some incredible challenge.
And so, to answer your question, yes travel is still very much a part of our lives. Admittedly, we haven’t travelled as much as before Melaya was born, but it’s not because of her. We’re trying to establish several businesses here in London, and they take time. We have traveled with her to several countries, but there’s a lot more to come.
For us, our baby isn’t just a tagalong. We want travel, cultural variance, and adaptability sewn into every thread of her DNA. We want her go to school in Peru, to play with other kids in Nepal and Indonesia. We want her to learn Salsa in Cuba and Samba in Brazil. We want to teach her that love conquers hate in all aspects of life.
When you travel with your child, the dynamic changes. Money does get tighter, some things do get more difficult. But if you know what you want, you’ll figure out a way to make it happen.”
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The only reason that I think we’ll make this happen is because Deborah and I have a joint vision, we’ve discussed our vision, and we’re actively working towards it every single day. That doesn’t mean that every traveler has to continue traveling when they have kids, only that it’s exactly what Deborah and I want, and therefore, it’s what we’re going to figure out how to do. We’re going to work every day, until we’re either realize it, or we discover a new vision.
And ———, you’re NOT late. It’s impossible to be late, because there’s no timeline. To say that you have to travel for a year at 19, and then have a kid at 29 (I don’t know how old you are) is like saying you’re too tall to start a business..obviously ridiculous, because height is irrelevant. The important thing is that you are looking within yourself, discovering your vision, and acting towards it every day, regardless of these external factors that block you mentally.