In 2010 I’m on an incredible adventure living in Indonesia. Taking 12 months away from the world as I know it. Open my eyes, shake up my life and live by the beach riding around on a motorbike and eating great food. What more could anyone ask for out of life?
Leaving home is easy, it’s the staying once you’ve got there that takes real courage. To travel, to experience, is to find a way to know another place, another culture, in some small way. And then to have the courage to allow yourself to be truly transformed by it.
I work as a screenwriter, which allows me to work and earn from anywhere in the world. When this opportunity came up to spend a year in Indonesia, I grabbed it with both hands, eager to learn more about the culture, the language and the people… living in a small Muslim fishing village is like a baptism of fire for me. It’s not always easy, it’s not always fun, but it is always the adventure and the challenge that I wanted it to be.
Adding Indonesia to the list of countries that I have loved in and lived in…
Note 17/12/2010: Back in Australia for Christmas, but no plans to remain on home soil. On Boxing Day 2010 I return to the village in Indonesia, the pull of Batukaras takes me home, like a magnet I am drawn to it… I don’t know for how long… I don’t know if forever. But for now, this chocolate beach surrounded by volcanoes is my home, another 12 months… another year of adventure.