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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 look out for ways to live my best possible life.

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:

  1. I rowed 1,800 miles around Great Britain in June 2017 which took 56 days.
  2. 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

If you’re keen, find out more about me here.

Come and find me on social media to see what I get up to:
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