EMILIE'S EXPERIENCE - BALI OCTOBER 2018

Emilie from @heidigoestravelling shares her experience of the Bali retreat in October 2018! Check out her travel & lifestyle blog, Heidi Goes Travelling.

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WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN US ON A RETREAT? WHAT EXCITED YOU MOST ABOUT THE RETREAT?  

I was at a professional crossroad, looking to get a new sense of direction in my career and to grow as a digital professional, to make my dreams a reality and stop dreaming my life. So when I discovered Pangea Dreams i knew I had found my solution that would help me get out of this limbo. Plus, the concept of Pangea Dreams embodies the way I picture travelling: discovering a new place while learning new skills and making connections! Bali had been on my bucket list for quite some time, so in a nutshell: imagine how many boxes I would tick all at once if I got a spot on this retreat?!

To break it down, I'd say these three things excited me the most about the retreat (random order):

  • The friendships I'd make during this trip, building a real girl tribe where I’d feel empowered & supported to become the professional person I really wanted to be.

  • I was also looking forward to all the workshops, especially the "working with international brands," "Basics of Photography," and "Content Creation for your Blog"

  • The wellness element of this retreat: yoga & meditation classes.

WHAT TOP 3 THINGS DID YOU LEARN WHILE ON THE RETREAT?

I learnt sooo much during this (only) one week long retreat! It’s difficult to narrow it down to only 3 things… but I’d say:

  1. The importance to allow yourself to be vulnerable

  2. Your personal brand - and hence business - starts with having a clear vision of it and what you want to accomplish as a professional and with your brand, as well as where you want your brand to take you

  3. ...And to always say “cheers to the haters”! Fiercely believe in yourself, always be kind to yourself and keep being fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

WHAT WAS A HIGHLIGHT FROM YOUR TRIP?

Being passionate about stylish travel, interior design and decoration, the boutique hotels and villas we stayed at were for sure one of my personal highlights! I was like a kid in a candy store.

DID PANGEA DREAMS SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS? WHAT SKILLS DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE RETREAT?

I firmly believe Pangea Dreams set me up for success, as a digital professional, an entrepreneur, or working for an employer. I have a much clearer sense of where I want to go professionally.

I wasn’t a digital virgin when I joined the retreat in Bali, but now after the retreat my digital skills have reached an unmatched level, from creating SEO focused content to approaching brands and hotels I want to work with in a professional way, as well as taking professional looking pictures and creating work that genuinely defines me on all levels and makes me unique.

WHICH WORKSHOP WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?

It’s impossible to choose only one. I learnt sooo much during all the workshops. All of them have taught me invaluable skills and lessons!

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY TO GIRLS CONSIDERING JOINING A RETREAT?

Don’t hesitate, sign up! You’ll never regret it!