|December 18th, 2019|
I remember when we were starting out thinking that if we kept at this $1M might be a good lifetime goal; it's really exciting that we've gotten there within ten years! More than that, however, what I really didn't expect was how much of a community there now is around EA. In September 2011 we hosted our first EA meetup; now we're having them about once a month. Most of the universities around us have EA student groups, and some of the students come to our meetups. There are EA conferences, which Julia helps organize, and I went to ones in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The EA Forum has a lot of interesting discussion, and I've met many good friends via talking about EA ideas.
I don't know whether I'll keep earning to give long term. It's a good fit for my situation now, but the question of giving vs doing is still a really important one. So while I'm tempted to set a new long-term goal, I think that would risk pushing a future me towards staying in earning to give even if that started making less sense.