So often, we’re taught to settle for mediocrity: get a decent job, work hard, be a decent person, and get rewarded with your mediocre retirement plan. All of a sudden, it wasn’t enough – I was DONE settling.
Ready to quit living someone else’s dream & start living yours?
In the first Pairs Well With… videocast from Lisbon, Portugal, I sat down for a chat with the amazing Carin to talk all things nomadic, including what it’s like to build a business on the road, how to break your own boundaries, what it feels like to take a chance on yourself, and how we’ve become Macgyver-esqu in our laundry skills since departing the US in January.
I’m shocked too. Everyone and their mother loves Lisbon.
Half my merry band of digital nomads want to move here and it’s one of the prettiest cities ever. And quitting Remote Year?
Okay, okay, technically I still have a home. There just happens to be a stranger from Texas living in it and I’ve been roaming with nothing but what I can carry for over seven months now. What a journey!
This story started in December after a rushed move and complete mental breakdown in a Jacksonville, Florida REI parking lot. Between all of the feels, low blood sugar, dog bites, rabies shots, sewage water in the mouth and many other misadventures, that was not the last day that ended in tears.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve had a different version of the same conversation with various members of my Remote Year family. The common theme?
We are uncomfortable as hell.