I recently got back from a three-week trip to Medellin, Colombia. My first time in the country, I was lucky enough to meet a few other young expats and digital nomads from the U.S., albeit in their 20s – the next generation of Road Dogs.
These guys were totally unique and interesting in their own way, with different backgrounds, motivations, and goals, but collectively they assured me that there are still some cool people worth celebrating out there.
So, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Jay “The World” as I call him, or Jay Caviel.
Assigning any definitions to Jay is a fool’s errand, but we might as well try. He’s a Portland skater, creative genius who hated school, and went from selling weed to the iron workers union to corporate sales and tech recruiting.
Jay just recently moved to Medellin, Colombia on a whim, where he bought the biggest computer monitor I’ve ever seen and jumped into the world of FX or forex trading.
(I had no idea what that was, but it’s a foreign currency trading – quite a complex and daunting undertaking).
Now, he’s 100% locked in and focused on becoming an “all-star FX trader.” He speaks limited Spanish but will soon start an immersive nine-month course. He lives with locals and rides a bike around the city.
Jay is ready to learn how to surf and asked me extensively about Costa Rica, but admittedly can’t swim that great yet.
He’s fearless, disciplined, and balanced but with the wisdom of an old soul - a true lifestyle architect.
Try putting him in a box, I dare ya…
It would need to be as big as the world.
It’s encouraging for me to see that there are people who travel and live abroad for the right reasons – not just to leverage comfort and pleasure at low prices, but to explore the world, experience other cultures, learn every day, humble themselves, and increase the vibe no matter where they are.
Enjoy this podcast interview with Jay, who doesn’t know where he’s going yet…but is on the exact right path.
-Norm Schriever ?