Answered by Patrick Farrell, photographer and software engineer
I'm not sure, each thing has taught me so much. The biggest thing that comes to mind is a girlfriend I broke up with to start the nomadic life. I guess I would have tried to bring her into this lifestyle, but I never felt like she wanted it.
And since it wasn't a Fuck Yes we are going to grow and build our lives together, it ended up being a Fuck No. When it comes to relationships, I suggest you read Mark Manson's article about Fuck Yes.
I still think I could have done something different there, but that painful experience where I wanted her back shortly after I left taught me so much and quite often we learn much better from pain than from success.
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