“You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — not in terms of the quality of your life experiences.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen
Creativity, much like a relationship, needs to be nurtured and given room to grow. Every now and then however, you need to take a break.
As a creative in the South African Advertising Industry, I am constantly looking for inspiration. But there are only so many awards annuals, creative forums and 9gag cat pictures one can go through.
After over a decade, I felt like I had lost that creative spark; the thing that made me fall in love with my career in the first place. A change was needed.
Three weeks ago I hopped on a flight to spend two months working remotely in Latin America. The first stop, Medellin, Colombia. I have always loved travel, but need to feel as though it serves a purpose. I want to see the world and experience new countries and cultures and people, but never want to put my life on ‘hold’ to do it.
What does it mean to live "Unsettled" for a month? Well, it's a little different for everyone, but the threads that tie each of our experiences and participants together are perspective, transition, and growth. We have an incredible group joining us for our Medellin coworking retreat this month, and we thought we'd take a moment to highlight just a few of them!