Inspired by a recent LinkedIn newsletter, I found myself reflecting on the beautiful flexibility of summer routines and the new perspectives they bring.
This summer, indeed, has unfolded a vibrant mosaic of experiences for me. Being in Syracuse, the chief Greek city of ancient Sicily, I’ve found the rhythm of my professional life organically syncing with the leisurely pulse of summer.
Syracuse is the city of myth due to the rich mythological heritage that permeates the territory. It is known for being the city of Archimedes and Santa Lucia, two of his illustrious fellow citizens, for its historic center, the Island of Ortigia, rich in natural and architectural wonders.
My hometown, with its stunning coastline, has always been a treat for the eyes. ✨ But it’s not all sunshine and sea though, with the heatwave, fires, power cuts, and airport closures presenting some challenges here in Sicily. But, amidst all this, the beauty of networking shines bright.
The meeting at the sea early in the morning, the casual chats with digital nomads from all over the world, the exchange of valuable tips, the bond of shared experiences – it’s networking in its most enjoyable form. And did I mention all this happens while sunbathing? 😉 ‘Workcations’ are definitely in trend, but I’ve realised it’s more than just about changing the location of work.
As the LinkedIn newsletter suggested, summertime does bring a refresh to our work routines and our approach to professional life.
It’s about embracing a different perspective, reshaping your thinking, and finding joy in these new encounters.
And I must say, I am thoroughly enjoying this blend of work, networking, and the bliss of sun-kissed Sicilian mornings. So here’s to embracing change, celebrating flexibility, and making the most of these precious summer moments! ☀️ How are you mixing up work and summer? Are you also riding the ‘workcation’ wave?