New Format for Living
“Are we really going to do this?” my wife asked me.
“Well, we’ve been talking about it for more than 10 years. If we don’t don’t it now, we’ll never do it,” I replied.
We were, of course, talking about quitting our jobs, selling our house, taking our daughter out of school and taking off around the world for a couple of years (at least).
My dream job was making news videos for the internet at ABC News and walking away from that was the hardest aspect for me – I loved working at the ABC and I’d worked so hard and been rejected so many times to get my foot in the door.
Fortunately ABC Life – the corporation’s lifestyle masthead – has commissioned a series from me so I’m still working for Australia’s national broadcaster.
The series is called New Format for Living and it’s a monthly slice of our family adventure around the world.
Find the individual episodes and links to the text pieces listed chronologically below.
Ep 01 – Taking off
Ep 02 – Settling in Japan
Ep 03 – Managing money
Ep 04 – Lost and found
Bonus episode – Living in Japan
Ep 05 – Homeschooling on the road
Ep 06 – How to pack light
Ep 07 – Politics, protests and staying safe
Ep 08 – Dramas and surprises