Moments to Waste

What if you threw your career by the wayside, in favor of goofing off?

 Susan Shain enjoys a powder day in Colorado. (Photo courtesy Susan Shain)

Susan Shain enjoys a powder day in Colorado. (Photo courtesy Susan Shain)

 

Susan Shain was on track to pursue her dream: to live and work in New York City. She had worked hard in college, put in her time with unpaid internships, and had landed interviews with top media companies.

And then, just as she was about to graduate from college, one interview changed everything.

On this episode, she shares her story. It's a story about leaving behind your career ambitions and embracing a life of wasting time. And it's about the unexpected things that can happen when you stop trying to get ahead.

I saw friends getting better jobs and bigger promotions and beautiful houses. I wondered what it would feel like to live without roommates, to eat out whenever I wanted, to own a pet — or at least a houseplant.
— Susan Shain
 
 

Special thanks to Laura McGuinn for help recording Susan's story. Laura hosts a podcast called Columbia Calls, about Columbia, South Carolina.

 
 
 

Intrigued by Susan's lifestyle? Check out her pay-what-you-want ebook below...