I pledge not flying in 2021 because not flying in 2020 made it far better than it would have been, just like 2019, 2018, 2017, and most of 2016, when I first challenged myself to go a year without flying. I expected the worst year of my life. Instead, it’s led to more time with family, more community, more control over my career, more savings, more adventure, more connection with other cultures instead of polluting them, and I could go on. Who would have guessed?!?!
It replaced feeling entitled with feeling humble. Life isn’t about what I’m missing out there but what I create, wherever I am, whomever I’m with.
New York City, USA