No Script

No Script

Life’s cultural script is straightforward, right?

  1. learn to be nice to others
  2. apply yourself in school
  3. go to university, college or some sort of technical training
  4. get a job
  5. find a partner
  6. get married
  7. work hard in your career
  8. save money
  9. buy a house
  10. have kids
  11. work until you’re 65+
  12. retire

Depending on what country you grow up in, the demographic you are in and who your parents are, this script may look different to you, but I’d wager regardless of where you were raised, there’s some sort of prescribed script that has been passed down to you.

And while it’s not uncommon for people to deviate from this script – by choosing not having kids, retiring at 55, or building a business instead of a career, traditionally most people followed most of their life’s script.

But with the rise of the digital nomads, widespread entrepreneurship, remote work and financial independence, more and more are going to discover the unique challenges associated with their newfound freedom.

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The Perpetual Traveller Lifestyle

The Perpetual Traveller Lifestyle

In 2010, for the first time in my life I jumped on a plane with my wife to leave the country I’d always called home, Australia, for a year of exploring, living and working abroad.

Back then it was a rite of passage – something to get out of my system before returning to my great job in IT to un-pause The Game of Life.

As we planned our return to Australia however, something didn’t feel right – it didn’t feel as though we were returning “home”.

It was during this time that I first met someone living the perpetual traveller lifestyle.

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