As we mentioned previously, we have been trying to figure out what to do next. You can read all about it in our recent post. Decisions, Decisions – What’s Next For Wagoners Abroad? So now it is time to let you in on the plan, but first let me tell you how we got there.
How do you know when you made the right decision?
We kept going back and forth on what we wanted to do, what we should do and what could afford to do. Believe me, those things don’t always align like they should. The bottom line is we just thought about it for a bit. And me with my goofy way of thinking let the universe speak to us.
Yep, I tell ya it was obvious once we started paying attention. We are often contacted by readers of the blog via email, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. People are full of questions and wanting advice and tips from us. We are always so thrilled to hear their stories and help them where we can. Just at the time of all of this churn in our conversations about what to do, we started getting more and more reader emails. These emails had absolutely nothing to do with our decision, but they were all full of questions about Spain.
Of course as I answer each and every email, I have a smile on my face writing to them about a favorite location or how to get from point A to point B. Perhaps it is to answer a visa question, either way it was all about Spain. It was a bit odd as over a 5 day period, we received about 3-4 contacts a day and it is usually maybe 1 every day or every other day.
So call me crazy, I took that as a sign. I thought, we should really be in Spain. I brought up the subject with the family one more time and had them all dig deep to see what we all wanted. We all want to see the world and we want to keep traveling, but none of us want to give up our Spanish residency. Spain ticks all of the boxes for what we want, just as it did when we first started this journey.
We are heading back to Spain for sure!
We should have just read our own blog post – 65 Reasons Why We Love Costa Tropical Spain! We haven’t booked our flights yet, but the plan is to arrive sometime in May. This gives us a few more months to enjoy Southeast Asia, for a total of 11 months. We will do some island hopping in Thailand and likely finish up in Malaysia. We are looking for house sits in Southeast Asia or Europe for April/May, so we have no idea where we will be. That is a pretty exciting too.
We do know we will be in Almuñécar at the end of May and we’re getting excited about the plan. This gives us the summer to get reacquainted with the language and the kids can go to school again in the fall. We reached out to our former landlord and wouldn’t you know it, the apartment is available!
Yep, we will be moving back into our same apartment, with that gorgeous sea view. Things are beginning to line up nicely and easily too. That is when you know you are making the right choice, when things are easy.
So for the past 2 days, the entire family has had a bit of a buzz and the kids have already reached out to their friends. It seems we are all super excited about this decision and now I don’t know why it was so difficult to make in the first place. All on her own, Anya is doing homeschool work like crazy all of a sudden, as she wants to be sure she is caught up with her friends.
We will use our apartment in Almuñécar as a home base, just as we did before, and travel around Europe. The best part of it all, we can always change our minds at any time and move along. I don’t think we will, but it feels good. Spain just feels like home and in some ways more so than the USA.
It is going to be a bit strange as some of our readers have since settled in Spain, even in Almuñécar, so we will be bumping into you around town!
Let us know what you think and maybe we will see you there.