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How would I describe myself?
I used to be a shopaholic, beauty salon owner but now I’m a minimalist-in-training, endurance athlete and ocean rower.
I’m 36, love healthy food, functional exercise and going on adventures. I’m always on the
My moto: Just Try It!
I adore trying new things, whether I have the knowledge, experience, finance or not. But this hasn’t always been the case.
I grew up in Kent, UK and spent most of my childhood dancing, with the dream of becoming a professional dancer. Sadly, finance in the family was low which meant I couldn’t go to a proper dance school, so I gave up on that idea aged 16. (If only I knew then what I know now).
As a youngster, I never went camping, didn’t know how to climb trees and wasn’t ‘outdoorsy’ at all.
In my early 20s, I opened my own beauty salon. I spent most of the time caked in makeup, wearing designer clothes and high heels. I earnt a load of money which I didn’t know what to do with so consequently spent it all on things!
When I hit thirty, I had some kind of early mid-life crisis, realising I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do with my life. I had accumulated so much stuff; techonology, furntiure, designer clothes, and it wasn’t actually making me happy.
What I really wanted was to be able to hike up mountains, run through the countryside and learn all the cool adventure tricks I saw on TV.
So, in 2015 I ditched my ‘old’ existence as a successful 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 far happier living with fewer things and more experiences.
Between then and now, it’s been a rollercoaster ride.
My life changed fast and through a series of events I have now completed 2 awesome challenges:
- I rowed 1,800 miles around Great Britain in June 2017 which took 56 days.
- I rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean in December 2018 which took 43 days.
The best bit of it all? I wasn’t a rower before signing up to these.
What will you find on here?
- Updates on my adventures and challenges
- Achieving optimum health through food and fitness
- Product and event reviews that make me happy
- Healthy recipes full of fuel and goodness
- Information, articles and stuff I find interesting