After a couple weeks at the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, visiting amazing cenotes, temples, and the Project Worldschool Family conference, we came away with some great memories, and many new friends. Check out this video I created of our time playing at Cenote Tortuga, near Tulum:
Now, we’re settling into our new house here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We absolutely love this city, the friendly community, the convenience and walkability of the town, and the beautiful and colorful architecture, flowers, cobblestone streets, and the delicious and inexpensive food. We’re looking forward to “home basing” here for a long while yet.
Planning for the Family Adventure Summit is coming along great, and we already have around 150 people registered for it! It’s going to be epic! If you’re at all interested in long-term family travel and location independence, be sure to check it out. The conference will be from Sep 1-3, 2017 in beautiful Penticton, BC, Canada. We’d love to see you there!
I’m on my 26th week writing my weekly email series called Weekly NOW, where I share what’s going on in my world each week and the things I’m learning. I’ve really enjoyed getting the chance to share more details about what’s on my mind, and hearing your thoughts in response. If you’re like to join in, you can sign up for free here.
We finished reading the Story of the World as a family, and Jen and I learned a lot of interesting things we never got out of history class at school. The last chapters on the rise and fall of Rome corresponded beautifully with the Semana Santa celebrations here in San Miguel, which included Roman soldiers parading through the streets.
I was recently featured in a timely and well-written book about Worldschooling (how to revolutionize your child’s education through travel), along with several other leaders of the worldschooling movement. If you’re interested in these topics, I highly recommend it. You can check it out here.
I’m continuing to enjoy coaching, especially as I see my clients progress in their life and business, working on and actually reaching their goals. If you’re interested in working with me as a coach or consultant, please get in touch.
I’ve been having so much fun with the Mavic Pro drone lately, taking some incredible footage and photos. I look forward to finding time over the next few months to put together some videos to share.
Almost my entire life, I’ve stretched in the morning, coupled with some yoga, tai chi, or qigong. And that feels great, but lately, I’ve felt like I needed more. So I’ve been branching out with pushups and some floor cardio exercises, and so far I’m really enjoying the feeling I get in the process.
Jen is really enjoying working as a certified high performance coach and she’s making a big difference in the lives of her clients. Her energy, enthusiasm, clarity, and perceptive questions get right to the heart of helping you discover the best of you are, what you want, and living from that place with hightened and sustained levels of performance and enjoyment. If you’re interested in working with Jen, please get in touch.
In addition to working on her intuition workshop, she’s also continuing to enjoy her weekly voice lessons, and practicing singing.
Emily (age 13)
Emily is still songwriting and animating, but now she’s combining the two. She recently wrote a sweet song called “Dancing in the rain” about enjoying the moment even when things don’t go the way you want, and she’s working on an animation to go along with it as a kind of music video. It’s going to be over 4,000 frames, but she’s dedicated to making it amazing. I can’t wait to see it!
Emily also wrote a song called King of Everything, inspired by the kings we’ve been reading about in the history book, and she plans to make a music video for it using Balinese shadow puppets.
Emily’s continuing to take violin, singing, and songwriting lessons via Skype.
Marie (age 11)
Now that we’re back in San Miguel, Marie and Aysia have begun taking baking classes at a Russian bakery. One of Marie’s dreams is to open a cupcake shop one day, so she was thrilled that her first day, they made cupcakes. :)
Marie continues to draw a lot using the Procreate app on her iPad and has created some beautiful art. She’s also taking a painting classes from a local teacher.
She’s also playing lots of Animal Jam with her sister, and her friends in other parts of the world.
Aysia (age 5)
Aysia’s been enjoying learning to read through websites like starfall.com,StoryLine, and a paper spelling book the previous owners left at the house.
Aysia is also taking baking and painting lessons along with Marie.
Drawing and making videos on her iPad
Playing with her sisters and cousins, and enjoying walks to the park.
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