An inspired adventure blog

An inspired adventure blog

For the doers, the dreamers, the trekkers

It’s never mattered to me that I’m a woman who loves adventure. I don’t mean that in a negative way – I just never saw it as a limiting factor or as something that was even remotely out of the ordinary. As a young girl, I spent my days exploring the creek behind our house – digging up crawfish and searching for snakes, and, once, even outrunning an alligator (true story). I dangled from tree branches, watched anthills for hours and scampered...

I used to hate social media. In fact, in the midst of a difficult time in my life, I completely retreated from the internet in general. Most devastatingly, I stopped writing and I stopped connecting with other adventurers. It took me a few years to emerge from my own darkness, and in the process, I learned how to use social media as a tool for inspiration, rather than negativity. Instead of jumping down the rabbit hole of news, I put my...

I have a confession to make: I’ve been playing it safe. All along, I’ve known that I wasn’t living up to my true potential, and I was too afraid to change my situation. I was too afraid to leave my job: my fear of poverty and of being “irresponsible” was oppressively restricting. I was worried about what people would say – that I’m being silly, ridiculous and reckless. I was terrified of failure. These fears kept me trapped in...

Have you ever met somebody and immediately had the sense that your life was about to be forever changed?  That was the feeling that I felt when my friend Diana Dunnell first e-mailed me.  We had never met in person - she only "knew" me via my blog, and one day - on August 11, 2016 to be precise - she decided to send me an e-mail with a few questions about fitness and healthy eating.  I can't describe what I felt that day -...