Into the Unknown

Unsettled's Official Blog: Musings on the intersection of work, life and adventure in the 21st century.

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30 Best Sites To Plan Your Next Career Change

Looking for a change? We’ve compiled 30 of our favorite websites that even a small scroll through can provide that nudge of motivation or dose of inspiration to start planning what is next for you.

Should I Really Turn My Passion Into My Work?

We must recall what separates humankind from all other species and technologies. It is these very things that will not make passion at work an afterthought but both a motivation and an outcome.

My Year as a Map of Human Connections

“The common denominator among all these moments was, unsurprisingly, people. And that all of those impactful moments were rooted in one major thing: human connection.”

10 Of The Best Questions You Can Ask Yourself When Changing Careers

Ready to ask yourself the big questions, and to design your next step with intention? We’ve got you. Here’s where to start.

From Global Board Rooms To Global Citizen: Why I Quit My Humanitarian Job To Take A Sabbatical

“I now believe that sometimes the best thing we can do is open ourselves up to new people: to let them pass through our lives without expectations or agendas, but with curiosity and a soft invitation to let them change us.”

Quit Your Job and Get a Life

Whether a little or a whole lot, everyone experiences a shift after experiencing an Unsettled retreat. Here are a few stories from our community.

The Unsettled Guide To Working From Home… Successfully

More and more people are working where they live, thanks to flexibility, efficiency and no commute.

My Sabbatical Journey From Corporate Lawyer To Creative in Bali

Amelia left her corporate lawyer day job in Sydney and landed in Bali with a goal to expand her artistic side…

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My Year as a Map of Human Connections

My Year as a Map of Human Connections

“The common denominator among all these moments was, unsurprisingly, people. And that all of those impactful moments were rooted in one major thing: human connection.”

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WORK & TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I Heart Quitting: Ira’s Story

I Heart Quitting: Ira’s Story

“The truth is, once I began quitting the need for approval by others, I began to notice my relationships strengthen with the people who love and appreciate my quirks unconditionally.”

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Do You Need A Set Notion of Home?

Do You Need A Set Notion of Home?

“For my 10 year work anniversary with Advent Group in 2018, my company sponsored the personally enriching and enhancing experience of a two-week retreat in Marrakesh with Unsettled. It was during this adventure that I realized that not only do I strive to embrace the unknown, but that my comfort zone – previously limited to the United States and France – is now extended the world over.”

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How I Decided to Own My Time

How I Decided to Own My Time

On Friday, September 27, 2019 I went to work, sat down in my office chair, opened my laptop, and thought long and hard. I asked myself, “Is this something you enjoy?”.

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Are You Thinking of Quitting Your Job? – Part 4

Are You Thinking of Quitting Your Job? – Part 4

Unsettled Co-founder Jonathan Kalan has worked as a foreign correspondent in conflict zones, an office manager who’s cleaned toilets, an employee at multiple startups to eventually founding a few companies. What does he know about transition? This…

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Thoughtfully Quitting with Courage

Thoughtfully Quitting with Courage

“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.”

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Nikki Webber Allen

TED Resident and Entrepreneur

Ryan Nichols

Sustainable Building & Design Entrepreneur

Stephanie Stevenson

Business Project Manager

Sasha Valle

Post-Tech-Startup Sabbatical

Zarko Lelovac

Corporate Lawyer

Carrie Thorimbert

Holistic Nutritionist & Self Care Coach

Wes Jordan

Software Tech Leader

Tekisha Harvey

Brand Strategist

Kyle Fiore

Strategic Advertising Planner

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Unsettled is a global community for those who embrace the unknown and value meaningful human connection. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong pursuit of growth, meaning, and adventure through travel and shared experiences.

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