Into the UnknownUnsettled's Official Blog: Musings on the intersection of work, life and adventure in the 21st century.
“The revolution in Lebanon is peaceful yet fierce, confident yet fragile, national yet personal. It passionately connects people together, and spreads love, motivation, and positivity. It is empathetic to people’s suffering and proactive to their needs. It is here to listen, to discuss, and to educate. It’s also here to cry, to laugh, to chant, .”
“Grab a delicious cup of Colombian coffee and start seeing yourself in a city steeped in innovation, cultural vibrancy, and surrounded by the epic greenery of the Andes Mountains.”
From quitting a job, a country, a person, or a habit, we have seen it all. Not only have your stories comforted a gaggle of experienced quitters (yours truly!) but have illuminated a whole slew of shared values that have echoed in every story shared.
“If the urge for self-improvement and embracing the unknown had motivated me to sign up for the trip in the first place, learning to surf was part of seeing that through.”
Sushi or ramen may already be on your Tokyo bucket list, but you would be remiss to not throw pizza on their too. We are exploring it all on our weeklong urban adventure through Tokyo this March!
“These last few months have been life changing. Tell the universe that you are ready and watch how it conspires to make shit happen.”
WORK & TRAVEL INSPIRATION
“On January 1, 2019 I made the choice to quit drinking for a year… and with all the money I’ve saved by being sober, I have signed up for Unsettled in Bali in January 2020”
“I resigned from the company where I had worked for the past 12 years and was eventually about to start living my own dream.”
“But something that I had learned pretty quickly after leaving New York was that I owed it to myself and no one else to make decisions that would only serve me the best.”
“Over time, the business changed. Over time I changed. Eventually my attachment to this company felt like quicksand, and I was stuck in an unhealthy and unfulfilling situation. I had to detach myself. I had to let it go.”
“My decision to trust, believe in not knowing, and put one foot in front of the other, opened doors I knew were there, but I was too afraid to knock on them or enter.”
“So here I am renewed and refreshed and building again from the truth of my heart and soul, ready to travel the world unhinged.”
“You are not weak to quit. You’re strong. Put yourself first and know when too much is enough.”
Wesley Verhoeve is a photographer and a curator. He is the co-founder of The Observers, where visionary photographers recommend their favorite photo books. He tells timeless stories that move people, while often on the move himself.
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