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?