Who’s Living Unsettled This Week: Nicole Jacobson
Unsettled is a truly co-created experience. Every week, we like to highlight participants who are part of creating our experiences at destinations around the world, and share their story. This week, meet Nicole who’s living Unsettled with us in Porto.
New Jersey, USA
I was working for a non-profit in Colombia and am currently applying for work after relocating back to the States.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE?
I love learning and soaking up information but I’m not the best student and don’t like tests/papers so I prefer getting my education about history and cultures through international travel, books, movies, music and talking to locals.
I’m a travel partner extraordinaire.
WHY DID YOU JOIN UNSETTLED?
I was spending my days doing nothing but applying for jobs and feeling sorry for myself that I was unhappy and didn’t know what I wanted to do. I decided I needed to get back to a positive headspace by going abroad and getting in touch with my true passions and interests.
Living Unsettled to me means taking a month to focus on myself and my interests with a group of interesting people from diverse backgrounds. I’m more motivated to explore my hobbies and skills like learning Portuguese, surfing, yoga and photography than I would be if I were traveling alone. Saying “yes” to (almost) everything. Each day is different and exciting with positive and fun people.