Would You Leave Your SO and DS for Five Months to go on an Adventure - EDIT
My DD is graduating high school next year and wants to take a gap year before starting college. She has asked me to hike the Appalachian Trail with her. I want to go so badly and my DH is supportive. But it will take us five months, leaving DH and our DS (age 10) home alone. Do you think the benefits outweigh the hardship of separation?
EDIT: Wow! Thanks for those who gave such encouraging responses! To those who expressed concerns, they are valid. I struggle with leaving my boys for such a long time. I wanted to clarify that my DS is 10 now but will be 12 when we make the trip. We are in a unique situation as we are living overseas. Our home is in the US (our property backs up to the AT) but we are currently living in Africa so when we do our hike we will be literally on the other side of the world from DH and DS.