This article is in today's New York Times newspaper. Here is an excerpt:
"It's a dream anyone with a passport fantasizes about once in a while: ditching everything to travel the world for a year, or at least long enough to forget about office life. Acting out that fantasy tends to be reserved for retirees and recent college graduates, but some midcareer globe-trotters hope to show that anyone can hop off the treadmill and go travel."
Ethan and I are certainly not retirees, recent college graduates, or in mid-career. However, this article touches on some of the obstacles we encountered while planning our "career break"; One of the biggest being "Expect Resistance." You may not believe this, but the people we felt the biggest resistance from was ourselves. It felt (still feels) absolutely nuts to leave our beautiful island, awesome friends, and wonderful job to venture out with no paychecks, and no exact plan.
Patrick Dougherty has one of his stick-and-sapling installations on display at the Bascom in Highlands, NC. Ethan's dad, along with other volunteers, got to help the artist construct the piece over several weeks in June.