In addition to the journey of travelling around the world for a year, my family and I have taken on the adventure of home schooling on the road. The experience of being a teacher at Goyette Academy, as we like to call it, has been challenging, eye-opening, rewarding and incredible all at the same time.
One of the benefits of home schooling internationally is that there are no rules or red tape that stop you from doing things that would never be allowed in the U.S. For example, my daughter Kayla loves to cook. I looked all over Talca, Chile for some fun cooking classes for kids and could not find any. So, I sent a note to a local bakery and she was invited to their shop to bake with them for a day. What an incredible way to enhance her skills in the cocina and get a Spanish lesson all in one.
If I were to try to do the same thing in the States, she would need to be licensed, trained and meet the minimum age requirements for working. And she would have missed out on a wonderful event.
As a society, sometimes we get so entangled in all the day-to-day legalities, details and regulations that we miss the intention of the experience. We focus so much on fear and the “cover my ass” mentality that we hinder our own growth and prosperity. All we really need to do is get out of our own way to clear a path that leads to enjoyment and fulfillment.
Come join us in Guatemala!!! I am so excited to partner with Rod Hairston on this mindfully crafted Journey to the Heart Retreat located on the shores of mystical Lago Atitlan in Guatemala November 3rd-10th.
This is going to be a full mind-body-spirit immersion into the local Mayan culture through transformative workshops, yoga, ceremony, meditation, chanting and dance. Three powerful volcanoes and the beautiful lago will be our backdrop as we embark on a Journey to the Heart. Visit www.growth-u.com/events for details and to register TODAY!