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 Trisha who's living Unsettled with us in Barcelona.
I grew up as a third-culture kid (originally from South Korea) and continued to move around globally as an adult. For now, my husband, furry kids, and my stuff are all in Central California, but I am not there most of the time, and we will most likely be somewhere else next year…. so this ‘Where are you from’ question is usually the most difficult to answer for me.
I’m currently trying to decide if I should just retire…? I spent 11 years after business school in a very conservative energy company feeling extremely unhappy and totally unfulfilled. I quit that gig about a year ago and have been traveling ever since. I’m enjoying this lifestyle far too much right now to settle down and find a new career. For the first time in my life, I am not running toward a goal, and this new pace feels so natural.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE?
I love the outdoors. Give me any sport - snowboarding, scuba diving, paragliding, motorcycle riding, skydiving, running, hiking - that takes me out in nature, and I’m happy.
I’m really good with a selfie stick and I’m not embarrassed to use it in public! I travel alone a lot and without the selfie stick, I wouldn't have any photos of myself. As they say, when you want it done right, do it yourself!
WHY DID YOU JOIN UNSETTLED?
After leaving a very stifling and politically toxic corporate environment, I found myself becoming anti-social. After months of avoiding social interactions, I decided it was time to come out of my shell, and to challenge myself with the unknown of meeting new people. I thought Unsettled would be a safe environment to do that, and I also liked the aspect of learning from each other. Perhaps I may get some inspiration for the next chapter of my life...
“I’ve never really had a home base, so being Unsettled is a natural state for me. However, I think you can be geographically unsettled yet feel mentally and emotionally settled. Having a good community is a big part of feeling SETTLED while being unsettled. My goal is to constantly travel around the globe in search of those places that make me feel at home.”