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February 23, 8:00am • Eureka Building • part of a series on Curiosity

February’s theme is Curiosity

Look it up and you’ll find that Curiosity is defined as “A strong desire to know or learn something” or “A strange or unusual object or fact…”. For creatives and the creative-minded, this is the fuel you run on. It’s curiosity that helps you bend the rules, explore places unseen and try things in which others are unwilling to indulge.

This month we explore the theme of Curiosity and offer you new ways of exploring the world in which you live! Tickets release Monday morning, Feb 19th! 

This month’s global exploration of Curiosity was chosen by our Malmö chapter and illustrated by Oelwein.

Big thanks to our global partners — MailChimp, Adobe, and — for their ongoing support of CreativeMornings.

Five Questions with Sam Goretski

Sam Goretski isn’t like people you typically meet on the daily. She’s some incredibly charming and funky speedball of interesting, eclectic, funny and dialed into anything you mention. Winter cyclones? She has lots of stories. NY subway street musicians? Heard of them and feeding you back recommendations. Sneaker game? Plaid on point. She greeted me at an outdoor craft brew spot and then we sat down for five fast ones …

Would you like to be famous?

Financially, it would be great. Otherwise, I have no interest in being famous. Developing a sense of happiness without over-stimulation is really the goal. In fact one day, I’d like to be completely off the radar, gardening somewhere off the grid – that would be awesome.

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

Great company, great food, great wine and the great outdoors. Give me a good bottle of red, with some friends in Joshua Tree, and I’m the most satisfied.

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

IMy friends and I tend to greet one another on the phone via song, it’s a thing! Today I sang Cranberries songs most of the day (many of you will know that lead singer Dolores O’Riordan recently passed away) – sad, sad day – that’s the soundtrack of my youth.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

IMy ability to be a loner and self-sufficient. A lot of this is due in large part to my upbringing, but I know how to hustle, how to be resourceful, it’s the New York in me.

Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time?

To have an article published in the New York Times. I’ve made a few submission attempts, but it’s really high on the bucket list to write an article. There’s always this fear of rejection, but I’m hoping it’ll happen. Even if I’m 85 years old when it does.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss hearing Sam give her take on Anxiety. A unique and stimulating point of view is assured. Jan 26, 8:00am at the Eureka Building she helps us launch the first event CreativeMornings OC event. Get your tickets!

Gregory Skinner

We’re excited to be talking about Anxiety at this month's launch (no pun intended). Be part of the creative movement January 26th at the Eureka Building!