G’day! I’m Chris, a 30-something Aussie nomad who left the humdrum of ‘real life’ in Australia back in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since.
I noticed from an early age that I had a bit of a problem with ‘fitting in’ when it came to adhering to the expectation that we all study hard, work, marry, have 2.5 kids, retire, and die. When I graduated from university with my Bachelor of Theatre Studies, I found that I was hopelessly out of my depth trying to enjoy a life where I worked purely to afford the privilege of living in a city and working.
I’m not a religious person, but I decided that if there was a God out there – He hadn’t put me on earth to waste my life wishing away weekdays. And if there isn’t a God? Well, then this all has no meaning and it makes sense to enjoy it as much as I can!
ESL teaching is what brought me to the dance, and after 2.5 years in South Korea and two here in China, it’s still what pays the bills and keeps me on the road. I supplement this income with freelance writing and my role as a party planner and instigator of excitement for Nanking Nation, a social group here in China.
I started Aussie on the Road back in 2010 and have been sharing my crazy stories, missed opportunities, heartbreaks, battle with depression, and everything in between ever since.
2014 finds me no closer to settling down, and that little bit closer to finding the happiness that I could never really aspire to work 9 to 5 and waiting to die.