Travel teaches us to grow, expand and see things from a different perspective. Seeing new cultures, different people and going to a place you have never been before is enough to spark inspiration. New ideas come flooding in, insightful ways of how to live, contribute and be a better person. Deep seeded beliefs can start to break down and thought change as the world opens the mind to see different points of view and a perspective that seems more true to our self.So how do you take that and turn it into action, reality and a lifestyle change that will impact your life and the world around you?
Just under six years ago I played in my first Roller Derby bout. From there I never looked back. There was so much for me to love about this sport. A combination of power, agility, strength, speed, focus, strategy, teamwork and concentration. A game where you are constantly switching from offense to defense whilst rolling on eight wheels, alongside nine other players on the track. A 64 page rule book and seven officials calling the shots. Throw all that into the mix and it gives you enough things to think about!
Social media creates a warped perception of reality. Everyone chooses what they want to put out into the world. If we are not careful we easily fall into the comparison trap by seeing what someone chooses to post as their real life. If we engage in this activity too often we start to turn our focus outwards on the others and not our self.
Can you imagine standing at the top of a bobsleigh track in the Austrian winter dressed only in a one piece lycra suit getting ready to hurl yourself down the icy slide? Or swimming in the mercy alligator infested rivers of the Amazon in hope that you might see a pink dolphin. Or perhaps in the middle of Bass Strait's open ocean in a sea kayak unable to see land in any direction?
My name is Abby, energy, lifestyle and adventure enthusiast. I do my best to stand apart from my experiences, some of which you read above. I recognise they are not who I am, yet have given me invaluable lessons and shaped my character to what it is today. You may not have found yourself in these exact places but you may be able to relate and even if you cant I urge you to read on.