The day I quit work to travel indefinetly & an update on what has happened one year on…

Hi, I’m Joe!  I very often get asked how we travel so much and how we afford it.  Here is my story:

 

March 2017 – What does this face say to you?

My thoughts were – I’m slightly loopy to have left my safe house in the burbs AND my secure 9-5 job.  But stuff it, I only live once & each day will matter.

Today is the first day of NOT having any more work lined up.  I’m officially (& happily) unemployed !!

TODAY is also the day that I start saying :  

1. YES to all things that push me out of my comfort zone.

2. YES to adventures.

3. YES to every request my kids have to play (as I’m no longer too busy for them) and

4. YES to new opportunities.

That was what I wrote on our Facebook blog on Day 1 of our ongoing adventures in March 2017.

But, what about the future?  What has it all meant for us longer term…

 

One year on….

I have stayed true to my commitments to live my life very differently.  I have helped changed my families lives forever. 

We are all much MUCH happier living our life this way.  This is what has happened to me, by taking a leap of faith :  

 

Full Digital Nomad

I am now a digital nomad that financially supports my family from a job that I secured WHILE travelling in Australia.   Having the attitude of JUST SAYING YES to more things has meant that I was bold enough to create this opportunity for myself and wasn’t afraid if they said no. 

The employer I approached saw the hard work and attitude I brought to their business.  After a four-month stint in the office, I now work as a contractor for a major mining company.  I can now complete this work anywhere in the world!  

I found this job just like any other.  If you would like to see how we recommend finding work on the road, read these two posts on finding work from Facebook and through networking in communities from Noela.

 

Gained Precious Time

I still give my kids and wife the time they want and deserve from me.   I am more flexible, not as stressed and committed to giving my family the quality time while I still can.

 

YES to adventure

If you havent read about what Motto started this all for us, then start reading about our Just say Yes motto.  It’s not a cult (that I know of!) and were not selling you anything.  It is our motto that has launched ourselves on to creating the life we truly wanted!  We dont say it will work for everyone, but it sure is worth a try!

 

Extra Income

After one year of blogging, we have just started to generate a very small income from our webpage and blog.  This will never repay the hours we put in, but its great to see our plan of being full-time digital nomads being put into action! 

 

Travel and Home School

Travel and Home Schooling continues to provide our kids with the best education possible.  The proof of this is seen every day in their love of learning and the skills our kids can reproduce.  So over and check out some of our kid’s blog posts.

 

I wonder where two years on will have taken us?

I could never have imagined where quitting my secure Brisbane Job could have taken us.  I did however dream it would happen and equally so put in ALOT of hard work!  Behind the scenes at times it is even difficult to make decisions to live outside the box. 

 

Overall, no regrets here to live differently!  I wonder what I will write for two years on?  What’s your guess?

 

 

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