One of the biggest things I’ve learned about my 5 month dream job as a Woods Canada Explorer is that inspiration is cyclical. I’ve spent most of my life surrounding myself with amazing friends and supportive family and everyone’s always been excited by my accomplishments and adventures but it wasn’t until recently that I finally understood what it meant to inspire someone.
I began learning about people following our journey, like @Karengeterdone and @Camperchristina and @Chancesmommy. And it blew me away the things these women have accomplished. Here they are following my journey and instead I find myself inspired by theirs.
Let me give you the biggest things that touched me about each of these amazing women:
Karen and her husband decided one day in their early fifties, that life was not what they wanted to be at . So they bought some land, hired a trainer, and started making a change in their lives.
They began training and motivating each other to be stronger, better, healthier! After all that hard work, they now they ascend mountains across the world.
In their FIFTIES! They are mountaineers!
Visit karengeterdone.com to follow their accomplishments.
Christina works as a book keeper and has always been adventurous but started to lack motivation and direction in her life.
Then she saw the application video for the Woods Explorer position and in the process of applying she rediscovered her priorities. She even became an honorary Woods Explorer because of her passion to share the outdoors with her community.
Christina realized that the world is what you make it and began a head on journey spending over 13 weekends this summer outdoors! It’s as though something grabbed her and shook her and she’s discovered what she’s really meant for.
Follow her journey as a champion of the outdoors at camperchristina.com
“U inspired me to apply for my dream job…”
And most recently, one story that tipped my heart strings over the edge. One of my best friends and dental hygiene colleagues messaged me the other day.
She said I inspired her to pursue her dreams and become a sky diving instructor. But she didn’t only simply send in a resume and just wait for life to give her a call.
She picked up a camera and tied up her shoes and made a bad ass application video. What a great example of tenacity and ambition. If you WANT something you only have to GRAB it.
To watch her application video click: IFly Fitness Test – Allisa Davidson
Then I met Christine. A city girl that left it all to pursue a simpler life in the country. I think anyone brave enough to embrace a change like that can do anything!
In her journey she’s inspired me to reflect on what I really want in life and make the changes necessary to get there sooner than later. When I hear of Christine’s 6 year daughter excited about the outdoors and passionate about adventure I know Christine’s done the right job as a mother.
The young need to be inspired as well as taught to value nature. That way they can take care of it when we are no longer there to teach them.
My 6 year old super fan, reminds me to not only inspire the ones that can make the change now, but also the the ones that can make the change later.
To learn more about Christine visit lifeonmanitoulin.com