Freedom; today, my wife kids and I declared our freedom. My wife and I made a huge decision today. We had a meeting scheduled with our kids’ teacher at school. The Head of School was also there. My wife and I were supposed to talk to them about getting our kids re-enrolled and back into the routine of their real life. Just before this meeting, my wife and I sat down to decide what we were going to say to these folks. We talked about our life before our trip. We talked about how our relationship as a family had changed for the better. We talked about how much our kids had grown, matured really, as a result of this change in lifestyle; this new lifestyle of family freedom. Then we told the school that our kids will not be coming back. Instead, we will continue our journey in January with no end commitment whatsoever. Our kids are now officially homeschooled and we are officially back on the road with no return date. Family freedom is ours.
Now, we haven’t left home yet. Christmas is coming. Being on a journey isn’t just about driving or discovering new places or hanging out in an RV. Instead, our journey is the experience of being together as a family. We are now our number one priority; not work or school, or other “commitments.” We just decided to put us first. We just declared our own family freedom.
So that’s it. Come January, we are back on the road. As of now, we are a family with the freedom to simply be. It’s a great feeling! We are free.

Author's Bio: 

Hugh DeBurgh, The Passionate Warrior, has dedicated his life to the achievement of the ultimate family lifestyle. You can find him writing about Creative Family Lifestyle Design over at his blog, The Way of the Passionate Warrior. Currently he is on the second leg of a worldwide travel adventure with his wife and four young children. His blog is at .