When Fear Backs Down

Taking  a three month sabbatical requires overcoming a certain number of fears.  There was the fear of flying, the fear of getting sick, the fear of running out of money, the fear of dying.  I could go on and on here but the point is that we all have certain fears...

Tropical Fruit of Indonesia

As we spend time in Indonesia during our sabbatical our kids are missing school.  We chose to not put them into a local or International school or to home school.  But they do have assignments from school and some workbooks with different things to do so that they...

Musim Hujan – Streets of Water

Our sabbatical falls squarely in the middle of musim hujan or the wet season here in Indonesia.  In Oregon we have 4 season; fall (wet) winter (wet and cold), spring (warming up) and summer (warm to hot).  Notice that there are distinct changes in temperature...

Breakfast in Indonesia

We’ve been enjoying our initial time here in Indonesia.  I don’t know whether it’s the difference in time zone or whether we are just excited to start each day but we’ve been getting up much earlier than we normally would. For example this...

Taking a Sabbatical in Indonesia

After nearly 24 hours of combined flight and transit time we finally landed in Jakarta Indonesia to officially kick off our Sabbatical 2.0.  We couldn’t be more excited or happier. Our sabbatical started with a road trip to Seattle in a rented mini-van also known as...

Dream, Save, Do

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world, seeing exotic locations, eating unknown spicy foods from a sketchy street vendor and drinking copious amounts of tropical fruit beverages that leave you with a potent vitamin-B buzz? Or maybe you want to be the owner of...

Sabbatical 2.0

His index finger hovered over the mouse button just as it had so many times before.  It quivered a bit dropping down to touch the cool plastic button but never with enough pressure to actually click it. Moments passed as he stared at the screen.  Time seemed to go in...

Life’s Challenges in Sabbatical Planning

It’s been over a month since my last post and you may be wondering what’s been going on.  Is something wrong?  Why the lack of updates?  Did we make the move to Indonesia?  Are we living the good life in a tropical paradise?  This post will answer those questions and...