As luck would have it, around this time I met my wife, Nastja. She was getting her masters degree in Pedagogy...the art of teaching.
Soon I had sold off all my possessions and moved from my posh Hollywood apartment into a vagabond lifestyle. Due to travel visas (as Nastja was European), we had to travel from America to Europe every 90 days before our marriage. I love jetlag.
After a year Nastja and I had launched our first brand, The Studio Simulator. It is a licensed program that teaches students how to work together to create a short animated film.
I went from supervising and directing in Hollywood an average of 240 hours a month, to leisurely working under 10 hours a month anywhere I wished.