It was pretty boring though Mark worked 50+ hours a week and I worked nights and on weekends. We were constantly rushing, juggling the kids and barely surviving week by week financially. We had no time for any of the things we loved to do and we definitely couldn’t afford it. We looked like we were happy but we were stressed and tired and for no real good reason. We thought this was how it was meant to be, life as a young family living in struggle town.
Mark and I love adventure and to travel. We met overseas in Germany at Oktoberfest many years ago. Mark worked for Contiki as a Tour Driver and Eliza traveled with a friend. Since then we have done lots of traveling together and it is a massive part of our life. We knew we wanted to instill this love into our kids and include it in their upbringing. As time quickly went by and we got busy we always wondered when this fun and adventurous life we had pictured long ago was going to start.
So why not, during the pandemic in 2020 decide to sell up EVERYTHING, quit our jobs and buy a car and caravan to travel around Australia. People thought we were mad and during such uncertain times but things couldn't be clearer for us. There is not ever going to be the perfect time in life to do something. This is what we wanted, a slower, simpler, more balanced lifestyle where we get to enjoy this time with the kids while they are young and live the life we desired following our passion. We craved adventure, freedom.
“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell” one of our favourite quotes.
We want to look back on our life and have an abundance of stories to tell and our kids to pass on all our stories.
YES!! It was scary and we had so many WTF are we doing moments, but the fear of not doing this and living the way we were was far scarier. The unknown was so exciting for us! We are now living the lifestyle we truly craved and have not been happier spending our days exploring this beautiful country with our kids.
We had to find a way to allow us to live this way so we opened our minds up to working online. The online space has so much to offer and the potential is endless. We love what we have found and if you are interested would love to share it with you too.
We are so passionate about living an all round balanced life, we are here to share the love and hopefully inspire, educate and entertain along the way.
Reach out anytime, we love a chat and meeting new people!!