Hey there! I’m Amoya Knudson. Mom to Alaya on the left, Mia on the right, and little Novella looking like she is giving us the middle finger.
A year ago, I was living the American dream. We had it all- the big fancy house with all the furnishings, the doting husband, and the kids were at a top rated school. I should have been happy. I had finally finished my degree, had a brand new baby girl, and on the surface, things looked pretty darn good! BUT… I was absolutely and undeniably MISERABLE.
If misery were not enough, my marriage fell apart, my blended family split, and the girls and I’s lives shattered. So what did I do? I did the only thing that made sense. I sold the house, donated and sold most of our possessions, and pulled the girls out of school to set out on an adventure around the world.
Unfortunately, we had some setbacks. The girls’ passports were held up, my divorce got complicated, and the fear of traveling alone slowed us down. Even with all those complications, we still spent an amazing month in Puerto Rico and did some super fun stateside trips including Disney World.
Fast forward to us having all passports in hand, we dove back in by doing a 7-week crazy road trip, another stop over at Disney, and then a road trip to Canada where we froze our butts off for nearly two months.
When we had enough of the lack of sunlight and freezing temps in Canada, we decided we could find a healthy dose of sunshine in Mexico so we drove back to Texas, left the vehicle, hopped on a plane, and started our 4-month adventure in Mexico. We fell absolutely in love with Mexico and decided to finally set down there. Sike! After a month, we realized having a home base wasn’t for us so we are back to being fully nomadic and we hopped on YouTube to start documenting our journey there. We continue adventuring on through all the heartache, stress, good times and bad.
My goal here is to show you that it is okay to f*ck up. We all do it. Kids are resilient. Shoot… if my kids are still thriving after the year we have had, then your kids are going to be just fine.
If you are still intrigued and want to know more about us, you can read more about The A(moya) Team here.