How we got here (according to Allie)

I’ve never particularly considered Jon and myself to be an adventurous couple. We like our quiet island and our low key routine. We have no ambitions to jump out of airplanes or scale daring peaks. We like reading books, playing games, eating good food and spending time with family.

Yet for some reason, the decision to pack up our life and move to Swaziland for nearly four months didn’t seem like a daring adventure. It seemed like a no brainer.

And in reflecting upon it, while we may not be your traditional adventurists, once we determine something is logistically possible, and potentially a little bit fun, any adventure is within bounds. Through our professional lives (“merge two giant entities together? – sure, that sounds doable;” “oh, a party for 800 people to raise over a million bucks? – I mean, sure, as long as the room is big enough”) to our spare time (“travel 3 different states and 3 different countries all in less than 3 months? – insane but… possible”) well, I guess we like a good adventure after all.

So when presented with the opportunity to spend our first anniversary in Africa, we sorted through the list of logistical hurdles and decided: sure, sounds fun. We’ll be using this blog to document our time, travels, work and adventures and we invite you to follow along.

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Thank you for joining us!