At one point I was feeling a bit immature, shedding my life in Boulder and heading off to live as a Creative Nomad. After all, that was the kind of thing you did in your twenties, before you had things figured out. I was hoping for a regenerative effect on my work. A friend suggested that a career counselor might be a better approach.
But no! A recent article in the New York Times shows that more people (grownups!) are taking a Gap Year. They're refreshing their spirit and perspectives by shucking the routine and exploring things of interest. Susan Griffith even wrote a book about it, "Gap Years for Grownups".
Now I don't feel immature. I feel refreshed and reinvigorated. I'm not booking my ticket back to the States yet, but I now know that what I am doing is normal, trendy even. Time to go do something else.
If you were taking a Gap Year to refresh your creativity at work, home, or the studio, what would you do? Read the NY Times article for inspiration. And be sure to subscribe to the Journey Juju blog to glean inspiration from my story, firsthand.