17 Things I learned after my first month of Remote Year

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  1. You do not need as much stuff as you think you do.
  2. Bartering is a way of life.
  3. Don't sweat the small coins. It all comes around eventually.
  4. Your group is your family. The sooner you realize that the sooner it manifests.
  5. Be actively inclusive. You never know if someone is just too shy to ask.
  6. Everyone handles stress differently. Be kind, always.
  7. Everyone's financial situation is different. Don't be jealous of what anyone has or can do, because you never know who's looking at you thinking the same thing.
  8. You might be surprised who shows up for you in a moment of need. Make sure to be that person for others.
  9. Remember to call your mom. She worries, even if she pretends she doesn't.
  10. Befriend locals. International hospitality is incredible.
  11. Keep your wits about you. Not everyone has good intentions, unfortunately.
  12. It's okay to say no. There's still 335 days to go.
  13. Taking yourself on dates is super underrated.
  14. Write down what you do daily, even if they're just bullet points. The days are long and busy. It's amazing how hard it is to remember what you did 5 days ago.
  15. Go somewhere or do something new every day.
  16. Stay inside every once in a while.
  17. There are so many more hours in the day than you realized before. You just weren't using them properly.
 

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