For Clara Bensen, the cure for clinical anxiety was first, to let go. And then, to take the risk of a lifetime.
Post college anxiety? Who doesn’t know that feeling. But Clara Bensen felt it in an extreme way, to the point that she believed her life was over. That was until she decided to accept her current conditions, let go of all of her life’s dreams and ambitions, and couch surf across Istanbul with nothing but the clothes on her back and a travel companion she’d just met on OkCupid (who you might recognize as another former CMATX speaker). In this talk, Clara lays out her journey from confused recent graduate to successful author and public speaker, all because she discovered that the biggest risks in life are the ones you don’t take.
For the theme of “Risk” at our April 2016 event, CreativeMornings/Austin actually had two separate speakers—and their identities were not announced in advance. Attendees had to take a risk and pick a talk without knowing who was speaking until they arrived in one of two rooms. Click here to watch the other “Risk” talk by Amelia Torres.