CARMEL, Ind. (July 25, 2015)--A Carmel couple will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, while leaving their comfortable life behind.
Angela and Steve Standifer are transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle. They are selling their car, their home and the majority of their possessions. The Standifers are taking a sabbatical from their normal lives and will become world travelers.
"The plan is to get down to that 10 by 10 storage unit, leave the country, meet new people and experience new things and learn about new cultures," said Steve.
The idea to travel was inspired by a recent visit to Italy and a death in the family.
"Life is short, and you just never know how your life is going to change," said Steve. "You never know when your health is going to change."
"Life isn't about stuff, it’s about experiences," said Angela.
Recently, the couple became empty nesters, and both Angela and Steve's parents are in fairly good health. Both factors convinced the Standifers the time to travel was now.
"We have this window of opportunity that we think is a really good time to do this," said Angela.
While adventure and excitement are on the horizon, there is a lot of stress when becoming a nomad.
"Well, I have one more week at my law firm," said Angela.
Angela quit her job of almost 30 years as a paralegal. Steve is an avid photographer and runs a multimedia company. He hopes to add to his portfolio on the trip.
"Most anyone who knows us very well are probably not very surprised," said Steve.
The journey begins in Italy and the Standifers hope to travel throughout Europe and Asia.
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