The most complicated questions I get asked these days are usually the most basic- “What do you do for a living?” and “Where do you live?”
These questions are usually not asked in order to garner a very lengthy and detailed description; they are supposed to be almost as brief and informal as, “what’s your name?”
Yet here I am, making people uncomfortable, launching into a five minute awkward explanation of this thing called Remote Year and how I’m freelancing (kind of, not really), etc.
A little over a year ago I found myself feeling completely defeated post- grad. Most people had warned me that jumping into the working world after university would be very difficult, and they had become depressed or felt isolated. I was overly confident that I would be fine. I’ve worked full time almost throughout my entire undergraduate career and figured if anything, it would just open more space and time for me to do the things I loved.
There had to be another way of doing my life, despite...