Cristina Crouth discusses her experience with taking a year off to road trip across the country, freelancing, and finding a balance between work and personal life. She shares her initial fears and challenges when taking the leap, and the motivation she has to find her own version of success.
Cristina also talks about the financial concerns that come with leaving a job. She emphasizes the importance of having a plan and a foundation before taking the leap. Cristina believes in the healing power of storytelling and wants to pursue writing to help others who may be struggling.
We talk about:
Deciding to take a leap and go on a road trip
Ditching burnout and finding new seasons
Identity and career transition
Road trip experiences and contrast between burnout and freedom
Introduction / Taking a leap
Balancing success and true happiness.
Road tripping and self-discovery.
Season of burnout and nature.
Taking calculated risks.
Identity and career transitions.
Accepting vulnerability as a strength.
Cristina Crouth left her job in search of a great adventure (and less burnout). She's is on a year-long road trip from California to New York, managing to fit everything she owns into a 2018 Subaru named Sylvia. She's worked in mental health and trauma for the past 12 years and believes in the healing power of storytelling, now trying to share that healing spirit with her own stories. She is living the uncommon career for a year, taking freelancing and other non-traditional work along the way.