First Things First
|Abby in a taxi in Lima|
On Tuesday we arrived in Lima, Peru. It was as easy as stepping onto a plane in Miami and stepping off in Lima, but there was a lot of background work (and luck) that went into getting here. Our intentions with this blog are to: #1 take our friends and family along with us on this epic adventure, #2 document all the cool things we see and do so we can look back in a year and remember how green we were at the start, #3 share the lessons we've learned along the way so that you too can embark on your own epic adventure and learn from the things we did well and avoid the mistakes we make along the way.
Why Peru? Let's rewind to the start (at least the start of where I became involved). From my perspective (Kevin here, Abby will share hers too) it was about Abby. One day back in February we were hiking in Bethel, Maine on the Albany Brook trail when Abby mentioned in a completely casual but non-casual way that she wanted to move back to Peru to complete her one year contract with the American School she had started last year. After what seemed like a horribly long pause as my mind raced with the ramifications of her statement I pulled my heart up out of my boots and with all the excitement I could muster I told her it was a great idea and I meant it. I'm no expert on love but I do know that holding the ones you love back from their dreams, whether intentional or not, is deadly.
|Mindly on Android|
Ultimately the most important part was keeping the dream in mind and iteratively identifying and working towards the next step on the path, until the last thing to do was step onto a plane in Miami and step off again in Lima, Peru!