Kara from @wanderoftentravels shares her experience of the Bali retreat in October 2018! Check out Kara’s travel blog, Wander Often Travels.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN US ON A RETREAT? WHAT EXCITED YOU MOST ABOUT THE RETREAT?
I decided to join the retreat because I was interested in starting a blog and Instagram account and wanted to learn how to make this into a career. I was drawn to Pangea Dreams because it seemed like the girls on the trips really connected and I wanted to find a network of women that I could share this journey with.
WHAT TOP 3 THINGS DID YOU LEARN WHILE ON THE RETREAT?
SEO for blogging
HOW DID YOUR LIFE CHANGE AFTER THE RETREAT?
I now have the knowledge to get my blog/Instagram started off on the right foot. I have goals set for the next year and an actual plan on how to get there! I find myself brainstorming new ideas and new directions for my blog and I owe it all to the inspiration I gained on this trip!
WHAT WAS A HIGHLIGHT FROM YOUR TRIP?
For me, meeting and connection with the other girls on the trip was the highlight. It was great to connect with so many women who understood my passions, goals and were in such similar places in their lives. I loved chatting and brainstorming business ideas together and just learning from one another. It was surreal how close we all became in such a short time and I am lucky to have met such a wonderful group that will always have my back!
DID PANGEA DREAMS SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS? WHAT SKILLS DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE RETREAT?
100%! I left the retreat with an actual plan that I have been implementing since returning home. I have invested in better camera gear ( I learned what I needed during the retreat) and have started improving my photography skills. I also learned so much about SEO that I now have a process for writing blog posts. On top of all of that I also have a network of friends that I can now reach out to whenever I feel stuck or need help!
WHICH WORKSHOP WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?
So hard to choose! Probably a tie between Deddeh’s Self Love workshop or Tracy’s passive income strategies. The self love workshop was so emotional and instantly made all of the girls feel so connected. It was so great to have start the week off with such a powerful and positive way with such a great message! Being in this field it can be easy to be hard on yourself so learning to love and accept yourself made the week so much better as we were all being mindful of being uplifting to ourselves and one another! I also loved learning about different income stragates from tracy because it was great to brainstorm ways to make a sustainable career out of blogging and traveling and knowing that there is a way to build an income outside of the 9-5 life.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY TO GIRLS CONSIDERING JOINING A RETREAT?
Take the leap and just go for it! I did not know what to expect when I flew halfway across the world to join the retreat but it exceeded any expectations that I had. The workshops, connections with the other girls and overall experience is worth every penny. I was feeling so lost before I came on the retreat and was doubting my decision to start blogging. As soon as I arrived in Bali I knew I made the right decision and after I left I felt so recharged and so eager to get started on my new career. If you are considering a career in blogging/Instagram this retreat is the best decision you will ever make!