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I’m on a mission to live an adventurous, healthy and cheerful life.
I love trying new activities, finding new methods to become healthier, and do challenges to learn from.
My moto: Just try it!
Life hasn’t always been this way.
Once upon a time, I was a materialistic shopaholic beauty salon owner.
My life changed in my thirties through a series of events, two of which are:
- Rowing 1,800 miles around Great Britain which took 56 days.
- Rowing rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean which took 43 days.
I wasn’t a rower before signing up to these. That’s where ‘just try it’ started.
What will you find on here?
- Updates on my adventures and challenges
- Achieving total body health through fitness, food and hacks
- Event and product reviews that make me happy
- Bits and pieces on mindset and productivity that I find interesting
A bit more of the back story
In my childhood I was a dancer, with the dream of one day being a professional. Sadly, finance in the family was low which meant I couldn’t go to a professional dance school, so I gave up on that idea aged 16.
As a youngster, I wasn’t ‘outdoorsy’ at all. I didn’t know how to climb trees and never went camping. In fact, the first time I went camping was aged 28, and I only went because I fancied the guy who invited me.
In my early twenties, I opened my own beauty salon. Most of the time I was caked in makeup, wearing designer dresses and high heels.
I earned lots of money, but I didn’t know what to do with that money, so did the only thing I knew how, I spent it!
When I hit thirty, I had some kind of early mid-life crisis, realising I wasn’t doing what I wanted with my life. I had accumulated so much stuff; designer clothes, technology, furniture, but this stuff wasn’t making me happy.
What I really wanted was to be able to hike up mountains, run through the countryside and do the cool adventures I’d seen on TV.
So, in 2015 I ditched my ‘old’ existence as a beauty salon owner and went on the hunt for life with more spirit and adventure. I sold most of my belongings and discovered I’m happier living with fewer things and more experiences.