I used to hate habits and routine. But, after taking more control over my schedule, I started to see habits in a new light. They were no longer about trying to make something that was miserable slightly more bearable. Instead, they were about organizing a life that was good, so that it could be even better, more fun, more spacious, and more creative.
A lot of people don’t realize they are on autopilot or on a path they don’t want to be on until there’s a crisis. Yet, it’s important to remember that experiencing a crisis is not necessary. We can evaluate the direction we are headed before getting into a crisis situation.
This interview with Carly is especially timely given that likelihood of returning to offices at some point in the near future. Carly recently negotiated an almost fully remote work arrangement. She’ll work from home for five out of every six weeks.
Close friendships are one of the most important things in my life, and they are challenging to form as an adult. Therefore, spending money to build friendships, to me, is worth it. I’m not saying that you need to spend a lot of money to make strong friendships, but sometimes to build and maintain close friendships, spending a small amount of money is well worth it.
Besides pursuing financial independence while living abroad doing international humanitarian assistance, Joe and Ayie are also planning to world school their two boys when they are old enough to remember the experience.