At the beginning of this year my husband and I had good stable jobs and our two young children were happy at nursery. We were renting a lovely spacious three bedroomed house and living in a good school catchment area. We had a car, good friends and a nice lifestyle.
Then we quit our jobs, sold what we could of our belongings and gave the majority of what we owned to charity. We packed our bags and left the country.
This is our story, reflecting on our reasons for making the jump and what we hope to achieve in our new life. It’s a record of how we adjust to our new life and what we learn during our leap of faith.
We’re a young family trying to slow down and live a simple and interesting life in a complicated country- the ever-changing China.