Our journey to the lifestyle of freedom wasn't easy! In 2013, we had over $100,000 in debt, and nothing more than a dream to travel the world.
We wanted to travel full time and we were willing to do whatever it took to chase that dream. We didn’t sit on our hands hoping to win a lottery or get a big payout. We worked hard and made a number of sacrifices. It took 2 years of hard work and dedication to set ourselves up for this lifestyle.
We tightened our budgets and reduced our expenses to get rid of debt and put away some money into our savings and invested it into some real estate projects. We spent our weekends learning new skills, ranging from web design to social media marketing, creative writing, photography, videography, and more. We worked hard on our blog and on a few other projects that would help us earn money on the road.
In August 2015, we were ready to take a leap of faith! So we quit our 9-5 jobs, sold all of our possessions, and set off on the biggest adventure of our lives.
When we left Australia, we didn’t have it all figured out. We had about $20K in savings, a blog that was making a few hundred dollars a month, some investment properties, a few freelance writing gigs, and a few web design/marketing clients. We took a leap of faith hoping that our little start-ups would take off and our hard work would eventually pay off.
Today, 16 months later, we are still on the road with no desire and no intention to ever go back to the 9-5 lifestyle ever again!