I guess it’s time to start blogging. I have put it off long enough– not really sure why. I’m feeling self indulgent though and want to talk about this stuff, so here goes……
I have decided that, because I’m nearing the first year of living without money and have left this story-telling so late, I will go back through the journal I have kept for the last two years and insert some more interesting (hopefully) bits and pieces from it into the current story. Hope that makes sense….and please bear with me on this.
It’s been a really wonderful trip – this foray into moneyless living. I decided to do this in Feb 2014 (two years ago almost to the day). I lay sick in bed on my birthday and read a book given to me by my folks called “Changing Gears” by Greg Foyster. It was this book that was to blame. In it, Greg and his partner Sophie, cycle up the East Coast of Australia looking at a variety of different ways people were living simpler, more low-impact lives. I discovered that people can, and indeed do, do all sorts of very interesting things in the search for better and more meaningful lives – including, wait for it….living without money! What a revelation!
Here’s a brief intro to this moneyless/low impact ‘experiment’ in the form of a recent interview on Sydney’s 2ser: