Lifestyle Stories

Adventure Keys friends on the way to surf at Imsouane, Morocco. Captured by Coach Gouglou from WeSurfSkate

Lifestyle: the way in which a person lives

Growing up in Australia, the ‘lucky country’, my lifestyle involved family, school, friends, sport and holidays. It was very safe, very comfortable and I was able to do whatever I wanted with most of my time.

As a child, I dreamed of travelling as soon as I finished school. I wanted to backpack around the world. What I did not do at that time, was make a plan or make choices that would see those dreams become reality. 

Instead, I made the choice to get a job, get married and have children while I was in my early twenties. As it turned out, I married a man that was not interested in travelling.

By my late twenties, I had learned to make a plan and had found the courage to make the choice to live the life that I wanted. That included travelling overseas, which, when you live in Australia, is required if you want to travel to any other country in the world.

At that time, I was on my own with two small children. I wanted them to see, feel, smell, taste and touch the world. I also wanted that for myself. So, that is what we did, and continued to do.

You must make a choice

to take a chance

or your life will never change.

– Zig Ziglar

Fast forward twenty years, and I have made the choice to travel to a few dozen countries. Some with my children, some on my own. Many with a man that loves me and my kids, and also, loves to travel!

The stories that you will find in this ‘Lifestyle’ section will not only be about travelling. They will also be about the way we choose to live. 

David and I are living a ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle. That means that we travel when we want, wherever we want, for as long as we want. We can do that because we continue to work whether we are living at home or elsewhere in the world.

This lifestyle gives us the opportunity to experience life in many different ways. We see how other people live. Learn parts that are an improvement on our existing choices. Adopt those to make our lives better.

With time, you will find new stories here about communities and cultures. Be introduced to digital nomads and new destinations. Find out about coworking and working remotely. Our experience coliving, housesitting and pet-sitting. Various adventures we embark on. Be sure to subscribe to be notified when there is a new story to read.

I hope when you read them, they inspire you to make a plan and find the courage to choose to enjoy life.

xo Joy

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