This Yale Grad Gave Up Her $95k Job To Scoop Ice Cream On A Tropical Island.
A high-paid journalist left the hustle and bustle of one island for a much more relaxed and warmer one. Noel Hancock was living the dream, working as a reporter in New York City making $95,000 a year but something was missing. The Yale graduate felt chained to her electronics: laptop, cellphone, iPad.
Instead Hancock found herself looking at her computer screen stressed, wishing she was living in one of the islands pictured on her screen saver. The author of My Year with Eleanor, made the unconventional decision of leaving everything and move to an island she had never been to: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hancock not only moved but also left her career behind. Instead, she began working at an ice cream shop making $10/hour and now works as a bartender. The Texas native now has the luxury of waking up to sandy beaches, watching the sunset and enjoying a chilled out lifestyle with new found friends.
Do you ever dream of doing something like this?