So far, the only obvious change I’ve felt since relocating to Georgia is a more steady lifestyle. It’s just an incredible change when you stop considering the weather factor in your life. Why should I? It’s always +- warm nine months of the year, instead of nine months of cold in Moscow.
The presence of warm weather as a constant factor helps you just live your life every moment of the time. Summer in Northern Europe, especially the first hot weekend, is straight up something. Everyone takes off their sullen faces, puts on short shorts and skirts, and walks around all day and night long. They post on Instagram posts like “when will this heat wave end?” but in reality, they don’t want it to end at all.
Summer in Northern Europe took me out of business life for a couple of months for sure. First I want to enjoy the warm weather and just swim in it. Then it starts to piss me off, I’m constantly turning on the air conditioner and whining about the electric bill. Then I try to catch a narrow window of opportunity for a vacation: to be at the same time as everyone else, but not for a million bucks. That said, shorts can be worn for decades, as can t-shirts, because they are extremely underused. But there are more of them in the closet than there are sweaters.
In Georgia, shorts are used 6–7 months a year. I don’t even really understand why I need pants here as much as I used to. I even started to understand my Australian friend Ivan Bezkhmelnitsyn, who was talking about having winter shorts and summer shorts. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING! And t-shirts are just really expendables, like underwear and socks.
Business life, at least for me, is positively affected by the warm climate. I have a measured way of life, there is no rush. It’s easy to plan my schedule. No thoughts of finishing all these phone calls and running off for a walk/sunbath/ swimming in the background.
I thought about how a warm climate led to laziness. It turned out to be just the opposite. Best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Now it’s time to make a unicorn and move to California.