There’s a lot of water under the bridge since our family spent 6 weeks traveling in Central America this past fall. We returned home to California and spent Thanksgiving with my wife’s parents and then we were back home for the Christmas holiday.
We’ve been skiing, not just here in Tahoe, but we went on a ski vacation to Colorado and Utah. I’ve written a book. Still a lot of work to go, but the first draft is complete. Monica and I are now knee deep in a project we look forward to announcing in the next few days. A baby is due in a few weeks.
And we’re going back to Central America.
Not physically. Just mentally and emotionally.
While we were traveling in Central America we took a sabbatical from blogging. Part of our motivation for doing so was to have that margin time to enjoy ourselves without worrying about publishing a new post. But a bigger part of the motivation (because honestly I love blogging) was to get some space for perspective.
While there’s something to be said for in-the-moment writing, I wanted to let some of Central America marinade in our minds before we sat down to write.
We’ve written a lot about our experiences and places that we’ve visited already, and you can visit the Central American Trip Fall 2012 Tag Page on this blog if you’d like to get caught up. Over the next few weeks, though, we plan to share some special posts from our Central America travels. While we have a few more destinations we want to cover, we’ll also be moving out of writing about the basics of travel — where we stayed, the food we ate, what we saw, who we met — and onto some of the perspectives that have now indeed have gained the space to gain.
Presently, Central America feels like a world away. I miss the simplicity and the freedom. I miss the people. I miss beautiful Lake Atitlan. I could really go for a dinner with the Denning’s in Panajachel.
I’m here, though, now (because I want to be). Much as I would like to be in two places at once, life is about choices and weighing what we really want most. If I really wanted to be there, I’d be there. Instead, I’ll be writing about Central America while enjoying Tahoe, which really is what I want. I’ve been there. I’m here now.
I hope you’ll read closely over the next few weeks.
I think we have some meaningful things to share.
At least they’re meaningful to me.
Hi, if we’ve not met before, I’m Clark and I am on adventure called life with my wife Monica and our two kids Jackson and Emery. We’re expecting a 3rd child in just a few weeks. We live in Lake Tahoe, California, not because we have to or because it’s just where we happen to live. We live here because we want to!
We’re on a quest to work less, live more, and travel the world as a family. We’d love to connect with you. This isn’t just a blog. We’re people. So reach out and let’s connect. You can like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter but when you do, don’t just be anonymous. Drop us a line. We’d love it.
For more on our recent 6 weeks of travel through Central America, go here.