find your fika
Next Event Topic: Burnout Recovery
Do you feel like a different person after the pandemic?
Do you feel like a different person than you did a year ago?
Are you struggling to keep up with work and personal life?
Are you having trouble finding balance in your personal and professional life?
Are there points in your day where you feel foggy, restless, and just plain exhausted?
Does your to-do list seem so long that you just do nothing instead of tackling one thing at a time?
We’re not mental health practitioners, we aren’t personal development coaches. What we are is two women who have both experienced burnout first hand. We have taken the time to find, research, and apply tips and tricks to cope and heal through burnout recovery. Now we want to share our experiences and expertise with you to help you apply the same techniques and systems to move past and prevent future burnout.
What to expect at the events:
With these events, our goal is to educate, entertain, and inspire.
Each event we will focus on a particular topic centered around a specific shared experience. For example burnout, imposter syndrome, goal setting, etc. During the course of each workshop, there will be guided conversations, interactive and reflective activities, and the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals.
What is fika? And why did we choose that name?
Fika (pronounced fee-ka) - is a swedish concept that reflects the daily tradition of enjoying coffee and a treat with friends. But, fika means so much more than just a coffee break. As described by the authors of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break,
“Functioning as both a verb and a noun, the concept of fika is simple. It is the moment that you take a break, often with a cup of coffee, but alternatively with tea, and find a baked good to pair with it. You can do it alone, you can do it with friends. You can do it at home, in a park or at work. But the essential thing is that you do it, that you make time to take a break: that’s what fika is all about.”.
As we were brainstorming what to name this event series, we were researching and brainstorming different names centered around the themes of connecting, friendship, conversation, and self development. Through this process, we came across the term fika. Neither of us had heard of it before but as we did some initial digging, the term resonated with us immediately.
To us, fika means dedicating daily time, even if it’s only a few minutes, to pause. To slow down for a moment to reflect, to contemplate, to connect. It’s the moment you look forward to every day simply because it’s for you.
Our Find Your Fika event series is inspired by the desire to connect with others who, like us, are in search of connections, conversations, and community.
Who are the hosts?
The Find Your Fika event series is co-hosted by Kelsey Wangler & Jessie Bruce.
Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone and knowing instantly that that person is going to be a major player in your life?
That’s what happened in April 2021 when we were introduced by our mutual fellow badass female entrepreneur friend Jessica. As they say, “friendship sparks flew” and after that first meeting we were fast friends. After connecting on a professional level as business owners who worked in similar industries, we discovered so many shared personal experiences that bonded us quickly. Even though we’ve only known each other for a year and a half, we both feel as if we’ve been friends forever.
After a year and a half of working closely together as colleagues on many shared projects, we have grown together as entrepreneurs, as women in business, as friends, as partners, and as individuals. We share a love and passion for creating new opportunities, so it felt only natural when conversations eventually started centered around what we could work on and build together. How could we pair our skills together and create something that we were excited about and that we were excited to share with others.
And so Find your Fika was born. As event planners we are so excited about the opportunity to collaborate on hosting exciting and engaging events. As business owners, we are excited to share tips and tricks and lessons we’ve learned along the way. As pretty rad people, we are excited to meet, connect, and conversate with fellow pretty rad people. We can’t wait to see you at one of our events!