News sites are full of stories about people quitting their jobs. It seems that as they come out of the pandemic and reflect on the not just the last 16 months but also the next 16 months, they are reevaluating their priorities.
We have been following several families who live on boats fulltime (see them here and here). https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdQjaSoLjIzFnWsDQOv4ww/videos. They sail around the world taking videos of themselves and their surroundings. With revenue from Google, sponsors and patrons, we figure they are making more than enough money to keep themselves and their boats happy and comfortable.
There is the wanna-be author who decided to sell everything and move to a small town in a remote area. She works at a shop in town and is focused on writing her best seller.
I know a couple who moved out of the city when their jobs went remote. Now that their employers want them back in the office, they are working on finding roles that will always be remote. There is too much to like in their new commute-less lifestyle.
Think about all the people who turned to baking or meal making for comfort in the early pandemic days. First, it was just for their families, but then they started offering, trading or selling those loaves and casseroles to friends and neighbours. Now they have a legit side gig that could turn into a very satisfying living.
And finally, there is the group of people who had pushed their retirement out by a few years. Many of them are deciding that maybe retiring now would be a good idea. The Zoom era was just too exhausting.
This all adds up to challenge and opportunity. Challenge if you find yourself short handed but so much opportunity to explore new ways to spend your days. Take some time to consider what you are doingeveryday. Maybe you have some great options — you just need to look up.