Welcome to a Very Special Episode of the Simple Show, where Blossom learns that peer pressure isn’t… Oh wait. This is a different kind of Very Special Episode. In this one, I’m not joined by my co-hosts, nor do I have a special guest. It’s just …me.
If you listen to this podcast because you like all three of our main topics—books, travel, life at home—I think you’ll like this one, because I’m combining all three. I’m sharing a sneak-peek of the audiobook recording of my new book, At Home in the World.
In case you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, not too long ago, my family and I spent a school year traveling around the world in one direction. We left the U.S. and went to China, then emerged months and months later on the other side, leaving London and returning back to where we started. I get into reasons why we did this in the intro to the book, which you get to hear in this episode.
The trip was real. It was a life-changing experience, and it was fun, but it wasn’t a vacation. We worked our tails off, sometimes at 3 am and many times when we’d rather lollygag at an Italian cafe or swing from a hammock in New Zealand.
We lived in close quarters for five bodies, we packed and repacked our backpacks countless times, I wore more or less three shirts for almost a year, and there were times we wondered if we should book return flights back, questioning our sanity.
But in the end, it was all worth it.