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We Just Wanna Make The World Dance!

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Last week was a crazy time loaded with ups and downs as we finally told our boss about our trip plans and our resignation. The whole thing was a huge weight off our shoulders and it seemed to give us the courage and motivation to start putting some concrete plans in place. For me, it immediately shifted my thought process from “let’s dream and plan” to “let’s make this happen!”

As we plunged into this week, our last of seven before we are officially unemployed, a theme song began to stick in my head that felt perfect for my new “let’s make this happen” mentality, and perhaps, the perfect farewell to my paycheck:

“It’s not about the money, money, money,
We don’t need your money, money, money,
We just wanna make the world dance!
Forget about the price tag!”

Yes, farewell paycheck, hello worldly experiences…and I do hope that includes a lot of dancing!

So where will this said dancing begin?

We can now answer with certainty because we booked our flights! We found a smokin’ deal ($300 per person, taxes included) leaving from Calgary on June 18th arriving in, ready for it……London!

Yes, that’s a little different than what our itinerary looked like a few months ago but a significant factor made us rethink the order of our trip. We realized that Madagascar’s rainy season will be in full swing as of December. Since this is actually our official honeymoon location, we felt it was important to try to get there during a time of the year when we could fully enjoy it. Plus, it’s an expensive leg of the trip and who knows if we’ll ever make it back there again. So by starting in Europe instead of Central America, we gain a couple of months and hope to make it to Madagascar for November.

Okay, now I know you want to….play the song again and do a little dance because if you’re reading this, you likely made the same choice as we did and gave up a paycheck or you were a huge part of helping us have the courage to give up ours!

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11 Responses to “We Just Wanna Make The World Dance!”

  1. jill April 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Well, congrats! Buying those tickets made it just a tad more real, didn’t it? Enjoy the ride.
    jill recently posted..Build A South America Itinerary

  2. Mike Lenzen April 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    That is a smoking deal on flights. Feels good to have something booked doesn’t it?
    Mike Lenzen recently posted..Booked!!! The Countdown Begins…

    • Skott and Shawna April 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      Hell yes….one step closer!!!

  3. Sonya April 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    I just discovered your blog and it’s delightful. I’m looking forward to following your journeys.

    • Skott and Shawna April 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      Super glad you found us!!! Thanks so much Sonya!

  4. Michael Hodson April 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    glad to have found ya’ll recently and can’t wait to follow your adventure
    Michael Hodson recently posted..Friday is the new Saturday

    • Skott and Shawna April 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks Michael – hopefully we can keep you entertained!! :)

  5. Michelle Strawford April 18, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    SO excited for you two! Can’t wait to follow your adventure!

    • Shawna April 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

      Thanks Michelle!!


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