Many people dream of making the shift from hectic city life to somewhere slower paced, and I can’t help but feel this has become the expected move for those adopting a simpler life.
But it totally doesn’t need to be the case. Today I chat with Rachel Jonat who has just moved her family of five from The Isle of Man (a relatively small and remote island in the Irish Sea) back to inner-city Vancouver, and life is just as, if not more simple now.
Cities have a whole lot going for them when it comes to slow living, and today we talk about the benefits of living in a city as opposed to a small community. But we also look at the down sides to living in an expensive city like Vancouver (or Sydney!) and what changes can be made to make the expense less impactful.
Rachel and I also talk about minimalism-lite and how it plays out with three young boys, why she loves over-the-top birthday parties and what her world-champion rowing career taught her about living a non-conventional life.
There was lots for me to think about after this conversation – particularly about things like fear, failure, experimenting and honesty – and I really hope you get as much from it as I did!
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