Kate set out to study the world, after continually questioning the status quo she now runs her thriving wellness business 'Retreat Yourself.'
Kate left New Zealand at 20 years old to study the world instead of going to university. What she learned was something that school could never teach, travel opened her eyes to a whole new way of seeing life.
At 25 years old, Kate found herself (on the Gold Coast) booking a last minute, one way ticket to Melbourne, triggered by what she claims to be a 'quarter life crisis' on the search to find a "good" job. After a year or so in the corporate world, feeling like a square peg in a round hole, Kate set off on an adventure again.
Kate has not moved home to New Zealand but knows how it feels to move into many different situations. Now residing in Torquay, VIC, she has found a way to feel at home and has since created a business, Retreat Yourself Box, designed to encourage and inspire people to lead fulfilled lives.
When coming home...
- Emotions Kate faced - Hard and challenging to fit back in but used this motivation to fuel her next steps and make a change in the world.
- Biggest stress - Worried about what she was going to do with herself in her career.
- How Kate supported herself - Saw a life coach, spoke with family and took small steps to what she wanted to be doing.
- How Kate used her mindset - set small goals to a bigger vision and supported her to dig a little deeper.
- 3 Lessons learned from travel and reverse culture shock
- People are all the same, no matter your background, we all want to be loved we all want to be accepted.
- You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Ive learned to seek out adventure and excitement and finding adventure in everyday.
- Advise to herself for returning home - Don't worry about whats ahead, don't stress about what you think you 'should' be doing. Look inside and take small steps to your bigger goals. Do things that make you feel alive.