THE REPLY – In January of this year, I made a promise to myself that I would start living a simpler life. I decided to embark on this journey around the same time as I transitioned into self-employment.
There were a number of circumstances that pushed me towards this lifestyle change. The most influential of these was seeing one of my best friends suffer a tragic accident. It was an event that completely flipped her world upside down.
THE REPLY – I recently spent a weeklong vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Like many resorts in the Caribbean, as soon as you arrive your life seems to resemble the worry-free mantra the great Bob Marley has chanted in our ears for decades. I mean really, what’s there to complain about when your days are spent lounging by the ocean, your stomach is always full from the all-you-can-eat buffet and you carry a sun-kissed glow on your skin and a frozen cocktail in hand everywhere you go?
THE REPLY – In May 2013, Carrie Smith quit her job as a full-time accountant for an oil and gas company to become an entrepreneur. It’s a path many millennials can relate to – feeling dissatisfied in your career and realizing a deep desire to try something new. Of course, Carrie’s journey to entrepreneurship is much more complicated than it first appears, but her unique story includes many lessons for those looking to breakout on their own.