It seems as though when we see our friends it’s either feast or famine. We just spent two weeks in Denver and spent a good portion of that time with friends. However it has been more than a year since we have spent time with them. Each year we make it to Greensboro but it’s usually just once.
It’s sort of funny now no one seems to mind this, they have just adjusted to feast or famine. We miss baby showers, birthdays and graduations but because we aren’t coming during those big celebrations it’s all one on one time.
Many times when visiting family they ask us how others are, we make the rounds and share the news. It was during our first year on the road that we really saw the benefit of our roving. Josh has talked many times about how much better he feels he has gotten to know his own family by not having to share them, like at holiday visits. The relationship we have with his parents is much different that it was before.
However there are times that I don’t get to see my parents for six months, I’m very close with my mom and do consider her to be my best friend.
I feel lucky for feast and have learned to deal with the famine. Traveling as much as we do sounds quite glamorous and does have amazing benefits but you must be comfortable with the sacrifices too.
***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***