Awura's May Reflection - A New Chapter

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Awura Abena Simpe

Awura is the founder of Creative Women Collective, an ex-lawyer specialized in intellectual property and incredibly passionate about sparking courage in creative women. And fries. And Brené Brown. And podcasts.

Photo: Carly Wollaert

In my monthly reflections on I will push myself to share an unfiltered review of my month. A look into the behind scenes of CWC without all of the (awesome) Inshot effects which we use (and love) in our Instagram Stories. Check out April's reflection here.

As I discussed in my previous reflection, I learned to prioritize silence in April. In May I re-implemented silence in my daily life and chose to pause the chasing of my ever growing list of goals.

I chose silence.

And almost immediately after I did, the goals I specified for CWC this year were realized. I have been moving non-stop during the first quarter of 2018 and all of this movement turned into a new reality after I paused. While I was taking steps towards my dream for CWC I unconsciously formed a pathway. And only when I stopped walking I was able to look at the path I created, and able to let it lead me to a new direction. 

If you are sick of all my metaphores above, I have good news. The metaphores end here. 

I have been dreaming, and working towards realizing my dream of opening a location for CWC in the centre of Amsterdam. On 1 January 2018 I promised myself to at least have a key in my hand by the end of the year. I will receive this key I spoke about during new years eve next week Monday. On July 1st the door of CWC own location will open in the heart of Amsterdam, in upcoming creative hotspot Lil' Amsterdam

Hope to see you at our openingparty on Sunday, July 1!