Do you have any post-program blues? What do you miss most about Remote Year?
I would say that I miss the community and the way that they pushed me out of my comfort zone. There was always an opportunity to learn something new from someone. Whether it was “I want to launch an app” or “I want to learn martial arts”, there was always someone who had had experience and could have that conversation.
Where in the world are you right now?
I’m currently in the New Jersey area.
What have you been up to since your Remote Year ended?
I’ve been spending a lot of my time working on launching an app NomoFomo, with my fellow Remote, Adelaida Diaz-Rosa. NomoFomo is a new way to socially connect you and your friends to share experiences, trips and your day to day travels. It connects you and your friends to allow you to see where they are, what trips they have coming up, who will be in the next city you plan to visit or even plan a trip with them.
What was the biggest lesson that you learned on Remote Year?
Follow your passion.
What is a piece of advice that you have for someone considering Remote Year? Any advice for a current Remote?
For someone considering doing Remote Year, I would say to ask yourself porque no? Write down all of the reasons that you wouldn’t do it and try to challenge each one of them. What is the worst thing that could happen if you decide to change your life?
My advice for a current Remote would be to spend some time thinking about if you’d want to continue this lifestyle after your Remote Year. If you do, then think about your numbers in your current position and be ready to have that talk with your boss. Some people don’t want to keep traveling every month, but would like to be able to do it for two months out of the year, and that’s fine too.
How are the people you met on Remote Year still impacting your life?
They constantly inspire me. Remotes from my own program and from outside my program are doing incredible things everyday - starting their own businesses, making career moves. I stay in touch with them, but not as often as I’d like to. I know that if I ever needed a place to stay somewhere or just wanted to get dinner with someone in their city, I could. I actually just planned a trip to Sydney to meet up with some Remote Year friends.