Lately the question Daniel and I are being asked the most is, “So where are you going next?”
The question makes sense. We love to travel as a family. We are transforming the way we do life so we can travel. Our family’s journey led us to visiting four different international cities this year. Our journeys are teaching us a lot of the nuts and bolts of travel and teaching us what is in our hearts.
It takes courage to not know the destination and to still participate in the journey. – page 179, Leeana Tankersley, Breathing Room
Where are we going next?
The short answer is – I don’t know what destination God has for us next. What I do know that is that I am trusting the journey. I know God is going to use our experiences for something else in the future. I don’t know what 2015 will look like for our family.
What about Digital Tentmaking?
We still desire to serve missionaries and churches and to travel as Digital Tentmakers. We’ve been able to do a tiny bit of that last year, but not in the way we envision for a large Digital Tentmaking trip. I hope we will be able to serve somewhere in 2015, but at this time we don’t have any clear leads of places to serve, nor do we have the funds to do so.
What are we doing right now?
While we wait for our next destination Daniel is launching a new business venture next week. We learned in New York City that Daniel needs a separate working space with fast wi-fi to be able to work. The quality of his work greatly diminishes with three children buzzing around him in a tiny NYC apartment. I understand how Daniel is a developer who needs uninterrupted time to write code. Since we’ve been back in San Antonio Daniel has joined a co-working space which allows him to focus and get projects done quickly.
Before we left for NYC we had to repair the damage from our car being broken into and we needed a new fuel pump system in our car. Our emergency fund took a hit so we are working on filling that account back up. Once that is done we can start saving for our next big trip. Even though we are debt free we still have to work at keeping our budget up to date.
I am homeschooling the kids, doing all the fun things that comes along with Christmas, and writing at Amanda.so. The new year will be here before we know it. I am so grateful for the journey our family is on even though I don’t know what is going to happen next.
Do you have a clear direction for 2015 or have you even thought about what the next year holds for your family?