To our Family and Friends,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
When we decided to turn our life upside down and give this vagabond life a try, we didn’t expect all of you to understand, we didn’t expect you to be as excited as we were. Honestly, we figured at least some of you would think we’d lost our minds.
We were wrong.
From the minute we shared our plans for this crazy adventure, we were blown away by your support, excitement and belief in us. We are beyond grateful for all of the love, encouragement, confidence and not to mention the manual labor! Wanda truly became a home and this dream of ours took flight and we owe a lot of that to you.
You gave us your free time, helped us troubleshoot problems and learn new systems, and erased our doubts when they crept in. It’s not lost on us that it really took a village to get us here and we appreciate it more than you can know.
We also know that we are very lucky to take this trip. Not everyone’s path allows them to do this, even if they want to. In recognition of that, we decided we would make some promises and commitments:
We promise to enjoy the journey as much as the destination, to take the back roads, to slow down, to enjoy the scenery, to follow the detours and to get a little lost;
We promise to embrace the challenges this life on wheels will undoubtedly bring, to not give up when the road gets tough, to laugh when we want to cry, to push ourselves and each other out of our comfort zones, and to pick up the phone and call when we miss you or just want to say hello;
We promise to watch as many sunrises and sunsets as we can, to explore the unknown, to play in the sand, to jump in the lake, to climb mountains and to go outside and meet the moment.
And most of all, we promise to be Sidetracked by Adventure.
By Ashley Quiambao