After years of Emma suffering from depression and anxiety, we found that the traditional way of working and living wasn't working for us. So, we decided to explore some different options.
We tried to working your typical 9 to 5 jobs, that were 'okay' but that neither of us were exactly passionate about. We did this so we could fund long stints of travel in between working. This didn't work. Not only because we would always dread having to eventually go home but because we struggled to find any real fulfilment in our travels. We needed more purpose.
First came the filming. One thing that we found immensely fulfilling was being creative, particularly through filmmaking. Whilst it would be nice to generate enough income through creating videos, we knew this would take time. We then started to think about working online and decided on teaching English. Through this, we were able to continue moving and creating new travel content whilst earning money to fund it.
Neither of us had ever taught English before, so it was a little daunting. However, after just a few weeks of speaking with interesting individuals from all walks of life and from countries all over the world, we found that we actually loved the job. Not only do we get to fund our true passion of creating videos but we also get to do a job which we find incredibly fulfilling in itself.
For us, changing our lifestyle has brought us so much fulfilment and, in turn, happiness. Working online was our key to a better lifestyle. However, for each person this is different. We hope to encourage people to re-evaluate their lifestyle and to create one that is perfect for their individual needs. To us, success is not about making as much money as possible, it is about filling our lives with experiences that make us happy. Which brings us to where we are now.. earn less, live more.