Hi my friends, I’m back in town and equal parts happy to be home and desperately missing the tropics! Not a bad spot to be in at all. I’d planned on posting regularly while I was away but when I realized the internet was slow I thought it might be the universe reminding me that we all need to disconnect once in awhile, so I let go of the pressure I put on myself and tried my best to stay present and offline. That time provided opportunity for slowing down and reflecting that I didn’t even realize I needed, but so SO did!
I thought a lot about this site, about where I see it going, about the ways in which I’ve changed that the site doesn’t reflect quite yet. I love it still, but in some ways it feels like a dated version of myself. Like that feeling you get when you look back through photos from a few years past and you think yes, that’s me but WOW DO I FEEL DIFFERENT NOW!!!! Does that make sense? All of this means that I’m going to be shifting the direction around here a bit- more travel, food, health, and wellness. Less fashion and home decor. My priorities have changed, my lifestyle is slightly different, and I feel compelled to share that. This site has always been a reflection of me, and one that I try to make as authentic as possible, so it’s only natural that as I change it changes with me. I hope you’ll like the shift, even if you miss the old bits at times…
Which brings me to the MOST exciting news! Lou and I keep going back to this post and checking in with our guts and we’ve decided WE’RE HITTING THE ROAD IN OUR RV FOR A YEAR TO MEET YOU!!!! I mean, after your sweet responses to that post how could we NOT?! We’re working out the details (mainly, finding long term renters for our house so if you know anyone in San Diego who’s looking send them our way!!!). We’re hoping to be on on the road mid- January or February at the latest. We’re also working on our route which turns out to be the most challenging part for two people who crave sunshine and warm weather, and who worry about hosting outdoor dinners in temps below 65 degrees! We’ll be announcing city dates on our Instagrams as we go (@sarahyatesmora @loumora) and I’ll be sharing the whole adventure here throughout the year. I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!!!!! And for those of you I can’t me, I CANNOT WAIT TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE SEE!!!!
One of the things we’ve gone back to a bunch in our conversations about whether or not to tackle this trip was the idea that there really is no better time than the present. An adventure like this is something I’ve always dreamed about. And I look back on my twenties and wonder WHY DID I NOT? I don’t want to do that about my thirties. I’m constantly striving to craft the life that lights me up the most, that makes me feel alive and full and excited. I don’t want to miss a beat, I don’t want to do things just because it’s the way it’s always been done, I don’t want to march along in a life that doesn’t feel like it’s the very best incarnation of what I can dream up. And so, we’re tackling this adventure head on!
I can’t say all of that without also saying this: we have major nerves about this, there are moments of fear, there are times when we say to each other WHAT ARE WE DOING?! What if no one really wants to have dinner with us, what if we put it out there and I cook my heart out and no one shows up? What if we’re so homesick in three months that we could cry?! WHAT IF WHAT IF WHAT IF?!!!!!!!! You know how that goes, right? It’s always a sign to me that I’m on exactly the right path. If it’s not a bit terrifying, it’s probably not going to push me to the places I’m looking to go, even if I don’t know where exactly it IS that I’m trying to go.
Last but the very most not least: I really appreciate your support over the years, I’m so grateful to have you on these adventures with me, I’m really looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. So, if on our adventures you notice that we’re in your hometown and want to grab a coffee (tea for me!) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s catch up!!! Instagram (@sarahyatesmora @loumora) will be the best place to get real-time updates about where we are, since I usually post here after we’ve thoroughly exhausted ourselves in a spot and have headed out of town. We’re so looking forward to living this next year offline as much as online, we’re so looking forward to having you in our lives, both on and offline! xx- Sarah