…this: For people whose jobs and incomes can support it, staying in is just simpler in so many ways. To return to my own example, since it’s the one I know best, I no longer have to live in an expensive city. I not only save upwards of an hour a day by not commuting, but my wife and I can share a cheap, old car, which we don’t even use much because we moved within walking distance of her work. If we need work done on the house, scheduling is a snap because I’m always here.
Yep. We moved away from the Bay Area into a community that is much more affordable. Our home was a fraction of the cost of the one we sold there.
I was commuting 2–4 hours a day for my old corporate job. I’ve reinvested that time in daily exercise, eating dinner with my family, reading, research, personal projects, running my business, etc.
My carbon footprint has dropped dramatically. I drive about 15 miles only about a week now vs. 250 miles/week. I eat at home, have a simple wardrobe, and only fly about 2–3 times/year vs. 12+ times/year.