Jeffrey Walsh traveled with Remote Year’s first program, which started traveling in June 2015 and finished in May 2016. We caught up with Jeffrey to talk about what life was like for him post-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.
I’m currently in the New Jersey area.
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.
Follow your passion.
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.
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.