I consider myself to be a homebody. But I also consider myself to be a wanderlust. Possible to exist in both states? I do. I like my routine. I love my community, my friends/family, my house and the neighborhood conversation in our cul-de-sac. I love my scheduled workouts and workout groups of friends. My perfect weekend is one where I get some good workouts in, get to hang out with friends and/or family, commute on my bike to run errands, am outside as much as possible when the weather is nice and we actually really like attending our church to worship God with others in community.
But I also like to travel, see new places, meet new people and see new things, particularly if they are historic or beautiful. After Brad and I paid off our house, we had a goal to travel somewhere new each year both internationally and domestically. For Brad’s birthday one year, I got him a huge framed world map where we put little flags of countries we have visited (red flags), places, both domestically and internationally, that we have raced in (white flags) and a flag of where our next trip is (the coveted blue flag). We have a minimalist home and décor but that is shared proudly on our wall both as something fun to share with others as well as a way for us to dream about and plan our next trip. Continue reading Why We Travel (and Why You Should Too!)