Brett Schroeder’s story about giving up his life in the advertising business to live “minimally” in Costa Rica for the past 10 years is surprisingly tempting, even for me, and I’m a city kinda guy.
To make a new life for himself, he had to improvise, which included starting a business and hustling for odd jobs wherever he could find them. But he managed to make a place for himself in a little town on the beach, becoming a person he might not have imagined he could ever be.
It’s a great story. It made me wonder if there was still a new me in there waiting to be discovered. How about you?
At 35 you might have been a little more adventurous than you are at 55 or even 65, but like Schroeder, you probably have an empty nest with nothing keeping you from trying it.
And who says you’re not adventurous in your midlife or even your senior years?
Not me. I say “Go for it.”
Begin by checking out Schroeder’s story here: Starting Over at 35 in Costa Rica.
It is published in International Living, which specializes in the expatriate lifestyle.