Who’d be crazy enough to trade a solid business and a healthy income for a life of wandering the back roads of Australia? And why?
Having declared my goal for 2019 here and asking for your help along the way, I thought you should know a bit more about me.
After all, I’m now accountable to you.
Twelve months ago, my wife Peta and I traded our comfortable middle-class lifestyle for a life on the road. The roots of this nomadic lifestyle go way back before January 2018 though…
The Best Teacher
My three siblings and I were raised on an isolated sheep and cattle property (farm or ranch) in south-eastern Australia. We were destined to have a different perspective on life.
Normal schooling wasn’t an option, since we lived too far from town. Our mother taught us primary (or junior) school at home. If we finished our lessons early, we could spend the rest of the day with our father, working on the property. Or we might disappear into the bush (or woods), exploring our world. So we quickly learnt that self-discipline and persistence has rewards.
Of course, nature was all around us. And nature is such an amazing teacher. It’s so gentle and kind. But nature can also be harsh and unforgiving. We were surrounded by the natural cycles of life and death. Mother Nature taught us to be pragmatic.
This promoted a sense of responsibility, self-confidence, the ability to make difficult decisions, to deal with loss… resilience.
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