We wanted to move abroad.
We wanted to explore the world, and we wanted to show our daughter there is life outside of the United States.
We wanted to save money and pay off debt.
We wanted to achieve financial independence and “retire early.”
Our late-in-the-night conversations stemmed around our dream to teach our daughter about democracy on top of the Acropolis and evolution in the Galapagos. We imagined our daughter filling out college applications some day and having a distinct advantage because she’d be telling the story of how she traveled the world her whole life. That was and is our dream for her.