IF PEOPLE ARE NOT LAUGHING AT YOUR DREAMS THEY AREN’T BIG ENOUGH!
In 2016 we lived a very regular life, our kiddos were in school and our film business was booming. Life should have been great, we had 2 cars, a beautiful home, lived in a great neighborhood-what could have been the problem?
This was the year that changed our lives! We are so extremely thankful that our friends brought up Worldschooling in a conversation. Jimi and I have never heard that term before so of course I had to get my research on and find out MORE! My eyeballs almost popped out of my head as I scrolled through the facebook page and saw what these families were doing. I screamed for Jimi from the other side of the house for him to come QUICKLY! I threw my phone at him and said LOOK AT THIS! Look at what these people are doing… From that moment on I was obsessed (Jimi too) we needed that to be our lives- this was a the answer! It was about a month later we decided to sell everything and move into our RV full-time.
This year had many amazing adventures for us as a family. We traveled through Southeast Asia for 3 months with several other Worldschooling families. We spent one month in the Philippines, one month in Thailand and another month in Bali. The kids absolutely loved traveling through these countries. The amount of people we met was insane. I have to say we came across so many solo backpackers, they were truly some of the coolest people we ever met! We also started filming our adventures which would soon be the videos on our YouTube channel!
Another year in the books for EPIC adventures and experiences. We spent 4 months in Bali and also attended a Worldschooling pop-up community for one month in Amed, Bali. There were about 30 other families that attended and from that we made some absolutely beautiful friendships. We definitely recommend doing something like that if you are interested in Worldschooling. There is no better way to get connected than to be fully immersed. The kids now have their own group of friends that they chat with all over the world. It really makes you realize how small this world really is.
We are a crazy family of five that decided to try something new in 2017. In true Falin fashion we didn’t start small, our motto is go big or go home. We were so inspired after attending a Worldschooling summit that we literally came home pulled our kids out of school, sold everything, got rid of our house and moved into our RV. Did our family and friends think we were a little crazy? Hell yes, but when you rock a pink mohawk they already think you are a little nuts. That was seriously the best decision we ever made, freeing ourselves of all the crap that held us down, we never realized just how much it kept us from living our dream.
2020 is working out way different than we anticipated as far as traveling however we are super proud that we have launched several online video courses. It’s an idea we have tossed around for a while but after our experience of teaching 15 kids in Bali all about filmmaking, it sparked a need to get it done quickly. The need was there and people asked for it all the time. Our background in filmmaking for the past 11 years with our business was perfect priming for doing this. We are focusing on the beginner that is interested in making cool videos. Whether it be kids or adults we got you covered! Travel plans have been modified and we will be traveling the US again in our RV- so excited! Maybe we will see you in your town soon:)