Episode 11: Why You Should Always Seek the Awkward And Uncomfortable When Pursuing Your Dreams

July 04, 2017

Episode 11: Why You Should Always Seek the Awkward And Uncomfortable When Pursuing Your Dreams

Russian native Elena Grib joins us from oceanside Portugal. She shares her transition from a successful architecture job in Moscow, to a relaxing beach life making art and giving surf lessons. Her words of advice? Treat everything with passion, like you are making love.

Highlights from the Show

  • Celebrating college graduation with a trip to Portugal, and the unexpected lure of a new country

  • Russian family life and their reaction to Elena’s unexpected choice to move to Europe

  • Societal expectations for young adults in Moscow

  • Art full time and how to portray emotions in your work

  • Brand collaborations on instagram; increasing your footprint on social media

 

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