Why I left my 9-5 job and moved to Bali!

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

I packed up my entire life in one (and a half) bags, said goodbye to my life in LA and to my family and friends and booked a one way flight to Bali, Indonesia!



Why I wanted to move to Bali - Escaping the modern 9-5 job


There are many reasons why I decided to move to Bali, but let’s start from the beginning. A year and a half ago, I came to Bali for the first time on a very spontaneous, unplanned, and may I say quite chaotic trip. At that time, I had recently graduated from USC and found myself in a pretty common situation of any recent grad: I was overworked at a 9-5 job that I wasn’t passionate about and became bogged down with the post graduation blues. From being micromanaged by my boss to coming home way past dark, I constantly asked myself - “Is this all there is to life?”.


I knew deep down that it wasn’t and I knew there was more to life than that. I couldn't imagine living this corporate lifestyle of working 9-5 everyday with only short weekends and 2 weeks a year for vacations. Living in the constant chase for happiness in climbing the corporate ladder for the rest of my life, was my worst nightmare. The thought repulsed me to my core so much that I quit my job on a Friday afternoon, booked my