The time has come: You’ve saved some cash, made a plan, told your boss that you’re leaving the 9 to 5 and are ready to live abroad in your new, location independent lifestyle. But wait. How do you break the news to your family? To your friends? To people who equate your new lifestyle of choice to that of “dropping out” of the real world? When these people express their concerns, chances are they are coming from a place of real kindness and caring. Maybe they have never imagined that location independence is a real lifestyle choice that exists for thousands of people around the world. And as for what the naysayers, well, they’re just jealous they don’t have the courage to go out and do it for themselves.