You are smart, thoughtful and ambitious and your career will be important to you.
Kate Gilbert is the author of The Happy Camper: How I Quit My Corporate Job and Sold Everything to Travel Full Time. After 20-plus years pursuing the American Dream of working hard, getting promoted and acquiring lots of stuff, she realized that she wasn’t happy. At age 45 she walked away from her executive job, sold her home and started a freelance career. She splits her time between apartment rentals around the world and roaming the U.S. in an Airstream trailer working from wherever she can connect to the internet.