I genuinely believe it is feasible and as I wrote in the Blog’s introduction, we’re no superheroes, if we did it, you should be able to do so, too. I am not going to give a motivational speech about the fact that you should believe in yourself and go ahead because you have the ability to do it. Yes you do, I am pretty sure everyone does. But the real point of this post is not about “can you do it?” but more something like “should you do it?”, or “do you really want to do it”?
Our story started from a joke. We kept that silly project in mind for a couple of year, not really being serious about it, and pretty sure it was not possible anyway. I wrote that we made the decision when a friend of mine opened my eyes by reminding me I was on a strange path, staying in a job that bored me for the material comfort of it, whereas I was not even 30. But that may not have been as simple as that.
That was the stimulus that changed everything and made us consider the project as something serious. But looking back, I believe the decision to give it a go was actually a longer process. We’re talking about a big change here, not questioning if we should change the color of a wall or not. It was going to affect our everyday life for a while, maybe for the rest of our lives and it was worth considering several factors before giving it a go. We are very rational people, not the kind of persons acting and then seeing what happens, we really like to have everything under control (or at least to believe we have control over a decent number of factors). Luckily, Lorraine is very organized, she is the lists, checklists, pros and cons charts kind of person. Don’t tell her I said that, because sometimes I feel like it is a waste of time, but that’s actually really helpful.