Balancing creative and work life…
Cedar Elford-White, Community Manager for Voyager HQ (a New York City hub for empowering startups to create the future of travel by connecting them with investors, corporate partners, and each other – bio) and textile enthusiast and artist, joins Julie Chan (Being My Purpose – bio) for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching.
The Amethyst dream, moving cross-country, searching for balance
Elford-White recalls her American Southwest upbringing and her background in operations, along with her current mission helping to build Voyager HQ as a hub for travel startups. She shares a story about a very large amethyst crystal entrusted to her by her mother and driving it around in her car, how a call from mom about a dream the amethyst was sitting in the middle of road, and had reached out to tell her mother it was unhappy, gave Elford-White’s the realization that this could be a direct consequence of something reaching out because there is more going on and connections we’re not aware of. How putting love and care into things creates a bond, her transition from West to East Coast and the “new frontier”, being an artist from an entrepreneurial artist family, an unfulfilling job in an NYC baker, resettling in New Mexico, wanting to do more for people, and the privilege of working at Voyager HQ and participating in the discovery and building process. She laments that she hasn’t found a way to fully balance art with work, and about the search for balance with creativity. Doing well with deadlines, doing one-day Saturday projects, and setting oneself up for success.