Adventures in Opting Out – Cait Flanders


No two paths are the same, just as no two people are the same.

Cait Flanders has taken a path less traveled by – she had a traditional job and direction in life…but she just felt increasingly out of place.

So, she began to wonder…what happens if she opts out?

If she doesn’t work a 9 to 5, if she doesn’t invest in a home and if she doesn’t live her life according to society’s expectations.

There is a cost to staying on one path, especially if it doesn’t feel like the one you should be on. But there is also a cost to walking away and venturing into the unknown.

Opting out is much like climbing a mountain – there’s new challenges behind every corner. People might look at you like you are crazy. But the view from the top – breath-taking.

This was a fun, quick book.

I liked hearing about her life and how she took on the challenges from her chosen path.

I loved that she shared her triumphs and also her failings – it was interesting to learn about what didn’t work!

My favorite part was the constant shout-outs to Squamish, BC. (Which just-so-happens to be the place my dog is named after!)

All in all, this was a lovely book. I do want pick up her first one – The Year of Less! It sounds like such a good one!

With thanks to Little, Brown Spark and Cait Flanders for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review!

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