A little bit of drama, a little bit of driving and little bit of flying and now we've ended up here. In Kauai. On one-way tickets. I know, it's a long story and a short story all at the same time.
Turns out I was probably not so suited to the desert. Or having a job. Or having the kids in school. I mean, it was all fine- we'd get up in the dark, pack lunches, get dressed, sit on the freeway for a half an hour and then get to school. I really loved teaching and my students and it was great being part of a community again. But I have to say, I really love the beach. Really, really love the beach. It is my personal vow to myself to never live away from it again for as long as I live.
When I was in labor with above child I went to the beach. Water broken, wearing a Depends pad, I walked in the sand and up the steep ramps to the beach. When I lived in Jamaica I lived on the beach. When I lived in Japan the beach was 10 minutes away. The ocean soothes my soul and I'm committing myself to it forever.
So now the girls are unschoolers again and I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do in order to make it work for us here. But we're here! Irresponsible, probably. Risky, definitely. Sold all our worldly possessions and each brought one suitcase. We are now here on the world's most remote island chain and figuring it out as we go.
There are a few things we brought with us: Quilts that we love, our NASA designed, dust mite impermeable pillows, bathing suits, a handful of clothing, a camera, a video camera and a macbook. What more do three girls need? Let the adventures begin!
ps- I did get the Germany dvd off to the printers a few days ago- the day before we left the mainland. So it'll be available in about a month. hooray. And if any of you feel moved to call some local libraries and request the dvds that are out if you haven't already, I sure would appreciate it!