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The Pandemic Proves That Society Was Wrong About How to Live Life

"THE PANDEMIC PROVES THAT SOCIETY WAS WRONG ABOUT HOW TO LIVE LIFE." Kristin Wilson argues in 'Medium' that life is short and now Covid 19 may present us with a rather perverse opportunity to march to a different drummer.
Hear her story. Caleb, Megan & Jim

"Upon graduating from business school in 2005, I had two job offers to choose from. The first one was a market research position at a startup for around $75,000/year. The other was working for minimum wage at a real estate office in Costa Rica. A friend found out I had spent a semester abroad there learning Spanish and needed help. He offered me $1,000 per month plus free housing and a 4×4 if I agreed to move to the sleepy beach town of Nosara (population: <5,000).

"What would you choose? Well, that depends. Am I speaking to your pre- or post-pandemic self? Today, you might say, 'F-k it — what do I have to lose? I’m going to Costa Rica.' (Although, the border isn’t open…)

"…You would’ve been out of your mind to move to Costa Rica during the real estate/tech boom. That’s like flushing your MBA down the toilet. Besides, how the hell are you going to live on $12,000 per year and pay off your student loans?…

"It was settled. I decided to listen to my elders and move to Costa Rica — with conditions…

"Fifteen years later, suffice to say that things worked out. I’ve lived my entire adult life as an expat, living and working remotely across 62 countries. After retiring from real estate in 2011 to start my first online business, I became a full-time digital nomad and never looked back…

"Despite the havoc and destruction that COVID-19 has caused, it has also cleared the way for a new normal. Humanity has a chance at a fresh start — yourself included. Let that sink in for a moment. Now is your chance to redefine how you view the world and live your life."

The Pandemic Proves That Society Was Wrong About How to Live Life

Upon graduating from business school in 2005, I had two job offers to choose from. The first one was a market research position at a…


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