Reflections of a Remote Worker

Check out my blog posts from my year of living and working in 12 countries in 12 months.

When the End is the Beginning

As I admire the beautiful view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, I write my final Remote Year blog.  I ask myself typical post-mortem questions like "what...

What Flamenco Taught Me About Aging

I was entranced as I watched the flamenco dancers on stage wave their hands, stomp their feet, and make facial expressions with a fervor and intensity I've never seen...

The Challenge of Choices

I've loved living in Lisbon, Portugal for the month of December in my 10th month of working and living abroad.  As my Remote Year friends and I start to consider and...

A Split Reminder of Gratitude

At the stroke of 7:00 AM every morning, I wake up to the sound of church bells ringing. I step out of bed, pull back my curtains, open up my balcony door, and stand outside...

Malaysia: A Lesson on Inclusion

This month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia concludes my 4 months spent in Asia (and 8th month of Remote Year)! Malaysia has given me an unexpected lesson on inclusion. ...

Collective Accountability

It's 8:00AM on a Sunday morning in Kyoto, Japan. I'm up surprisingly early after a long day of travel from Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I decide to go for a walk outside and...

The Search for Enlightenment

In my 6th month of Remote Year, I sat cross-legged on the floor of a Buddhist university in Chiang Mai, Thailand while a barefoot monk in an orange robe and a shaved...

The Power and Plight of Inertia

When I first arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam for the fifth month of my remote year, I was petrified to cross the street. As 50 motorbikes would go zooming down the road in all...

Seek Discomfort

I've loved living in Mexico City, my home away from home, for the month of June on Remote Year.  It's the city in which my mom was born and raised, where I visited my...

Design Your Life

On the third month of my Remote Year program, I left the amazing city of Medellin, Colombia to fly back to New York for my 10-year MBA reunion from NYU Stern School of...

On Belonging

What kind of people decide to leave their "normal" life, take their work on the road, and travel with a group of strangers to a different country every month for one...

How do You Measure, Measure a Year?

In delicious ceviches eaten?  In gorgeous sunsets watched? In glasses of chicha morada? In dizzying salsa dances? In new friends made? In work programs launched? As I...
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