Just before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Craig Gordnier, a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard, was about to close on a business deal in California that was two years in the making. But the health crisis sank his dream and sent him packing back to his parents’ house in Massachusetts.
“I was all in on this business deal that did not go through,” the 27-year-old said, who in April of last year sat on his parents’ couch, polishing his resume and applying for jobs. “You know that defeated feeling? It gave me a chance to reassess … what do I actually want to do?”
Gordnier’s original life plan looked like this: Get a job, save some money in a 401(k), turn 65, retire, and see the world in a RV. “So I was like, I’m just going to cut 40 years out of this plan,” he said. Read the story here.