Sell Everything And Travel Across Europe, Untrapped Life

Sell Everything And Travel Across Europe, Untrapped Life

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Kirsty, of Untrapped Life, always loved traveling but stopped once her kids came along. She overcame this fear to travel all over Europe with her kids!

Connect with Kirsty Bartholomew

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Kirsty is originally from Scotland, but resides in England with her husband and 2 children which she home schools. She reignited her love of travel over 7 years ago when she took her kids to the Disney Pixar’s  Cars.

Kirsty started doing a lot of writing, to get her thoughts straight. Figuring out things like what they would do, how they would afford it. Her family didn’t have a lot of money so she had to come up with ways around money being a limiting factor. So, originally she convinced herself that instead of traveling the world, they could travel around England and that would be enough. After talking to some friends, she decided she could conquer her fears of traveling with her kids and buy a camper van.

Dealing with a lot of fear of failure, Kirsty, dug in deep and told lots of people of her plans to travel around Europe. This helped her by pushing herself to do something that she didn’t think she would be able to do.

In 2012, her and her husband saved up as much money as they could and began selling all of their possessions. Kirsty’s husband had to quit his job of driving a truck to make this dream of driving a van across Europe a reality. For the last two months before they departed on their trip, they lived in the van in Kirsty’s parents’ driveway.

Kirsty, of Untrapped Life, loves learning about different cultures, and is looking forward to going to Podcast Movement in Dallas, Texas, August 16 and 17th to be a panelist!Untrapped Life

I recommend everyone go and check out Podcast Movement even if you are only a little bit interested in Podcasting! I also recommend checking out Kirstie’s Untrapped Life to help get yourself in a better state of mind for traveling with kids.

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Episode 38

Transcription

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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers shared their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who’s living their dreams

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yeah

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welcome to the dreamers podcast I’m your
host Joe Pardo and today I’m

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interviewing Kirsty Bartholomew who is
living her dream through traveling

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welcome to show Kirsty back

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Kirsty Kirsty yeah I piano

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let’s get all right yeah you got it
right thanks for having me on the show

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not a problem thank you for coming on
little we get started with some

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background about yourself as you can
probably tell from my accent I’m from

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the UK grew up in Scotland’s have 2k
that i live in england and like you said

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I I love to travel

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I’ve always loved to travel and and last
year that the big thing that happened in

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our life was we set off on an adventure
meet my failed my husband and my two

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kids and gave up work gave up house give
up all sorts of stuff and traveled for

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six months with them around Europe so
yeah my kids are home-schooled so it was

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kind of really easy for us to decide to
go off and do a big trip and we thought

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it would be a really great idea to have
a bit of an extension into their

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education that we really really fun and
we actually kind of wanted to do that

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saying for ever since

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so I think probably going back about
seven years now we really wanted to do

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my husband hasn’t got a hugely well-paid
job and I’ve always stayed at home so

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why is it always felt like it’s
something that was way out of our reach

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if you know i mean it it was kind of
stuff that other people did and I had

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this huge dream to go and do that quite
a few years ago and we tried to stop get

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some money together and do that kind of
thing and it just completely fell by the

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wayside I couldn’t keep up with how much
I thought it was gonna cost

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I thought you know i’m going to just
grow up about this i’m gonna just leave

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it leave this whole dream and I’ll grow
up and I’ll need to cut trouble just got

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holidays and I’ll be fine but dreams
heading to do I found you know if

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they’re from something that I really is
really important you kind of don’t go

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away a couple years ago a friend bars
did a bit of an adventure they didn’t

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quite travel but they gave up their
house they got can plan and we went

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around the UK and helped on farms for a
year and i was i just looked at them

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about what you’ve got

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you can do it and you know that is a
huge adventure even though you’ve not

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left the UK that’s a huge adventure you
know if you guys get you know I would

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just love to be able to do that you know
in our kids were going that way i’m not

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i’m not gonna do it now

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never ever gonna do it at all the kids
will be grown-up it were too old

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it won’t work and so in 2012 we still
made the decision said right that’s it

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all hands on deck we’re gonna save us as
madly as we can and it was still going

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to be this really really cheap trip so
we didn’t have the money to put into do

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something crazy but I I kind of changed
it from one thing all the way around the

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world to just doing an adventure with my
kids so we saved us as much as we could

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we bought a really really all campervan
Gloria whom was quite old-fashioned and

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very retro hood and a year after we
decided we’re gonna do we have a week

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off we went over to France since been a
few couple of months in France then over

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to Germany and then back over through
Belgium Holland and then we traveled

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around the UK as well and then we finish
so we finished look at my last year and

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now i’m planning to go away again
because i can’t quite cooked without

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trouble

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wow ok so before we get into the next
question how did your husband deal with

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not working at his job and it’s funny
he’s that he’s a truck driver so

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actually he didn’t get time off because
he just drove the campervan reconcile

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that but now I’m but now he really just
he just enjoyed not having to work all

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the time he’s walked since he left
school at age 16 and it was just a

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really nice long break room we didn’t
worry about that because you know i’m

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used to spending all the time of the
kids I’m with them all the time but he’s

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not so we did kind of one wonder whether
that would be you know maybe something

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that would get it stressy about I mean
we did have our bad days I would also to

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each other because that’s kind of how we
are program but yeah he didn’t really

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find that you loved it

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well I mean like he just didn’t work
like he just took a little you did he

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quit his job or duty alright take off

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yeah after he quit his job like that his
truck driver so he managed to get

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himself enough experience that it would
have been okay to walk in not walk into

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a job again

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it would probably be quite tricky but he
had the experience that he would still

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be in demand when we got back and we
just kind of thought well we’ll see how

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it goes and actually what he managed to
do is he he went back to his old job so

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it was I was alright but that wasn’t
what we planned at the beginning

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oh wow did you maintain a house as at
that time or no no see everybody that I

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spoke to had ever done all these kind of
things before all things have houses

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that the red to all the time and we were
like well we don’t have that we don’t

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want a house we rent ourselves so now we
just gave it all up put what little

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things that we have left in storage at
my mom and dad’s house and then just

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went and decided to just see where we
ended up at the end of it wow wow thats

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I don’t know anybody else that would do
that that’s awesome i could put you in

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touch with quite a lot of people or
buttocks like maybe ya know it it got to

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the point that we just thought if we try
and keep everything together or we try

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and just have a holiday here there and
just do something big like that but we

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can have kept the house anyway

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that would have been too much money it
just felt like you just got to take a

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risk and just see where it goes and I
kind of think now that it’s just you

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know that’s just how life is let’s just
jump into it and give it a go and if it

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doesn’t work out and that’s great but at
least we’re not going to sit in our

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rocket josé when were older and say
well I wish I’d tried it and I had so

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many years when I think how i wish i
wish i had done it when I said I’m and

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time was taking away with it with the
kids getting older so we just have to do

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it sounds crazy but I know

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well it’s not crazy because you did it
so it worked

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yeah what really well we we loved it i
mean i have not loved coming back but I

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mean I why I really wish is that I’d had
some sort of income in place when we

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were away so we could have kept going
for a bit longer so that we could have

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maybe settle down somewhere different
that would be nicer but at the time when

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it when we were walking out it was just
let’s just do something and I kind of

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needed as well to be able to believe I
could do something I’ve had spent so

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many years having ideas and having
dreams and I never quite getting there

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and I was starting to feel a bit that I
wasn’t good enough

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I’m just not this type of person that
ever get your dreams so I just needed

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something I need

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little win and that just got it straight
away and now you know the world’s opened

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up and we call these other ideas that’s
coming on and and knowing that I can

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just jump in you know nothing nothing
Bad’s gonna happen read the whole world

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80s good-looker something get all happy
and they’ll be fine

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so what would you say traveling means to
you traveling to me is I love to see

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different cultures so for me just
learning about you know the different

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foods and different people and different
customs and things like that and we were

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saying earlier before the coal that you
know i was saying about how I i love the

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difference between Americans and the
British and I feel like I connect so

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much with you guys but the other but
then sometimes I just get the shock to

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my system like I don’t know what you’re
talking about and I love that kind of

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thing with travel where you just broaden
your mind so much that was really really

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cliche to me that’s what I love about it
and then just learning about history of

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places and and I quite like so fitting
in bitter the puzzle in my head so we

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saw that we did a lot of stuff about
World War two when we were over there

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because my son’s really really
interested in that kind of stuff so I

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quite like that such a huge topic so i
quite like to be able to fit all of my

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head and learn about it it’s just
constant learning i love that

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so what would you say inspires you my
kids inspire me my husband inspires me

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just

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well their faith in me inspires me I
think what inspires me to reach for

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things and keep going as well it’s just
that feeling that this is not only cats

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at this you know when you get one shot
at life and let’s just make it happen so

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that kind of thing inspires me to just
give everything ago and it’s taking me a

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long time to get this heart but i’d say
just that finite life thing I think so

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how did you dream of traveling come
about so we basically i was i was

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hitting at you earlier

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so we’re talking a little bit but
Tiffany stuff so when my kids were they

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must have been and now five and six some
things are quite a long time ago now

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about actually a good eight years ago I
took them to see cars at the cinema

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Disney Cars film and i SAT and watched
it and and if anybody who

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just think that knows the film they’ll
know it’s all about old route 66

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all-america and I was just like I need
to take something I need to save them

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and I’d always traveled actually before
I had kids so the travel bug was in me

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anyway but we’ve never really done much
a family and I just thought wouldn’t it

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be fantastic wouldn’t be great if we
could take them to America we can do

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this big tray but it was that film that
just you know I remember to this day

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walking out the cinemark think i need to
do this I need to go there and I need to

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take my kids there and we need to see
this

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so yeah that was those probably the
first thing that started that that

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moment of taking my children off to do
something crazy and was probably that

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although it did take quite a long time
after that

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so how was it received by your family
members

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I guess your immediate family and then
also your parents or his parents and

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every just everybody in general how was
that received like hey he’s gonna quit

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his job just gonna drive around and you
said a gloria i assume that means like

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an RV

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yeah yeah like an obvious they’re not
quite because what you have over there

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yeah this is because she’s that tiny
compared to what you have

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so yeah we kind of spoke about these
something things with people and they’re

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all a bit like yeah whatever you know
we’ll see what happens and i like that

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was quite a while ago but eight years
ago and then it never happened

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so you know I think a lot of the time
they kind of just stop it won’t happen

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it won’t happen until you know that
moment where you kind of give up your

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job and I’m doing it now

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I think my parents are generally really
good about it

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I think they’re quite used to me being a
bit crazy huh

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so they’re they’re quite finally they’re
really good and don’t question anything

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about what all my my choices and my
father-in-law he was think he’s a bit

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more worried about it especially because
we want to go away again he kind of

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thinks that we should stay here and just
a little trips out here there and

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everywhere but I kind of know that
doesn’t work it’s not the same kind of

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traveling this is going somewhere a bit
more long term anyway so he’s not quite

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as up with its what is what my parents
are but they’re all right on my

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husband’s just you know he’s just he
just loved the idea of not having to go

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to work for huh

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so what steps did you take to get
started when we decided to write this

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day so this is going back to the
beginning

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2012 i started just write stuff down all
the time i got myself a little bit of a

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blog that I just kept private
straightaway and i just wrote down

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everything that I was thinking about and
then I got myself like a word document

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on my computer that i would write the
things I feel like I’m never going to

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shore ppl this bit but I would just
write and write and get myself in my

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head that I think I can do this and I
thought about you know I’d ask myself

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questions right happy and what we’re
gonna do I’m gonna forward that how much

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is it gonna cost us how can we do all
this and if I just talked to myself hit

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you know in writing form and that was
the first start to me and then I could

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start forming plans

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I talk to myself enough about it that I
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wanted to do so before I always really
wanted to go to really exotic places and

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I really wanted to go to Thailand and
America and new zealand and all these

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places so I knew that that wouldn’t be
part of it this time so I was like well

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what can we do that would just be enough
that I feel happy that we have this

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great adventure so then I kind of
decided what we’ll just go around the UK

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because there’s enough in the UK that we
could just still really enjoy yourselves

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we know we know the country’s i’m going
to cost us a huge mass of money it will

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it be fine and it would still be an
invention that would be great

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so that’s kind of how i started off and
then I just got I just had to get really

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brave and just started to tell people I
told their friends that had done the

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similar adventure before and I hated
that because I knew had said so many

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times before

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oh we’re gonna go travelling we’re gonna
go and do this we’re gonna go on

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whatever it is you know whatever crazy
idea of being in my head before I knew

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that every single time it never happened

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so I really hated having to do that I
kind of thought what is this gonna be

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the same thing again is it gonna be that
i’m going to fail again I was really

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really scared but I thought well if I
don’t tell anybody it definitely won’t

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happen because it i kinda no one like I
get bored really easily slide I think if

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it’s if it’s too much hard work out a
thing are we can’t do this and and then

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I believe it but I’ve got to tell
everybody so then so that’s what we did

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I think it was about a year before our
date that we decided we’re gonna wait go

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away I I told everybody I thought right
that’s not going to tell anybody and

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then once that happens and because we

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didn’t I come up with a date was just
kind of thinking everything else and I’m

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thinking right when we really need to
sell everything we need really need to

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save lots of money and i got myself a
bit over an extra job doing extra things

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and everything just went in the pot and
we saved up so what roblox did you hit

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along the way the financial stuff it
always was always going to be a big

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thing for us I mean we like like except
for you know we don’t come from a rich

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family we don’t have a house that’s our
own everything that we were going to do

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this dream or we have to pay for
ourselves we just have to save up the

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money somehow and pay for ourselves

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it just happened to be a really good
year for us actually that my husband got

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a better job and and so he was only a
little bit more than I money to get a

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little bit more money as well so it goes
it worked out really well for us but

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even then it’s still like well you know
this is really not a lot of money i

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think we had that we bought our van
which was about 45 thousand pounds i

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think i don’t have no idea what that
isn’t metal conductors and then I think

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all we had saved up after that was still
over the bad guys and power months it

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was like really really really budget
budget travel and i thought i’m not sure

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we can do this it’s gonna be really hard
and the financial what’s up with hard to

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get through and the other thing was just
believe in myself I feel like I’d failed

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so many times you know I just dream all
the time I have all these great ideas of

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things that we can do and wouldn’t this
be a great idea to do that and I’d

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failed so many times doing it but I just
wasn’t sure that this time it would work

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I just was waiting for the day that
something would happen and i’m gonna

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have to say no we can’t do that anymore
and you know every time we talk to our

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friends about it and they said well
how’s it all going how’s it going how’s

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it getting rid of everything going you
know about yeah it’s going really great

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I’m just really worried that I’m still
not going to do it you know that was my

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worry i just had more faith in myself
that I was gonna do so i think yeah just

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believe in myself was a big thing and
then yeah financial but I think

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financial comes into lots of things
doesn’t have it definitely does i mean

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you can’t have already explained how you
overcame those aspects

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yeah I believe in myself I don’t even
know how I overcame that it was just a

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case of just blindly going through

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and keeping up with it and it was just
that day that we saw handed are not at

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work and the day that we hadn’t noticed
at the house that we weren’t going to

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live there anymore it’s just a deep
breath and just go for it and I don’t

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even know I’m still thought will not go
even when because we thought we spend a

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couple of months on my mom and dad’s
driveway on in our camper and RV just to

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save up that last little bit so that’s
how we did like the last little chunk of

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money came in and even and even then so
we have some mechanical problems that

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have gone wrong with us all this is that
you know this we’re not gonna be able to

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do it all this kind of stuff but yeah I
think just popping what I got through

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that so is there any part of your dream
that haven’t quite worked out yet part

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of our doing last year so that the whole
travel it didn’t you know it didn’t go

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quite to plan I am I kind of don’t
mention it too much on my own my own

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track life site that I have but out that
if you read my own travel blog site and

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I kind of go into a little bit of things
changed at home in our in our home life

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so I’m all I stop a store at my mom and
dad’s house and then they moved house

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while we were away and they all got a
bit crazy and you know it didn’t all

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work out and then it moved things around
and that meant that we have to come home

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a bit early but that didn’t work out
very well I feel like we achieved our

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dream but it didn’t it didn’t and i
still didn’t manage to do some of the

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stuff that I wanted if you know I mean
so so there’s still quite a few bits

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that i really would like to do more but
we not bad i’m still really pride

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ourselves on having done it so i try not
to beat myself up too much better

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yeah i mean you you did what a lot of
people can’t and wouldn’t do that for

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one reason or another so I I don’t think
there’s any reason to be beating

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yourself up over it and why did for a
little bit when we came home back over

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that go over it so could you share
favorite memory this whole crazy idea

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was mine and my family are brilliantly
just go along with anything that I think

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they’re really really like it really
stupid or it might be really really i

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don’t know but home but I remember
waking up the day that we left and just

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being so scared

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I’m shaking I don’t know what I was
doing was like I’d I you know I was so

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stressed i looked at my husband he was
smiling he was driving and just really

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really happy the kids were really happy
in the back of the band and I was just

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absolutely petrified and I just remember
that so much because I don’t know just

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because they had such faith in me to do
it and the whole idea and I’m so I

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remember that it’s not really favorite
memory but it’s something that would

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really be done i just it felt like it
was just such a relief maybe because I’d

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had that huge I can’t do this thing
anymore you know I mean but them so

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they’re not so that was our first date
we traveled all the way down to to do

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over to get the ferry over in France and
so it kind of ties into this other base

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I’ll add that bit and so is the only
asked for one memory but i’ll give me

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too and then the next day so we were sat
waiting to get on the ferry to travel up

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into France which was quite like our fan
is so old that we didn’t know whether it

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would make it this my heart

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we were like really really excited just
to get friends and and somebody knocks

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on our window and spoke to us and were
like so we had on the back our website

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address for that for our blog that we’re
going to travel with and they had SAT

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behind us looking on their phone and
looked at our what we were planning to

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do and they came over and supporting us
and all we just seen your website you

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know is that she just setting off now
and were like yeah I think that all you

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you’re just being such a fab saying I’m
really excited for you and and you will

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be SAT and talked to him for ages just
about how you know because he was off to

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Italy or something like that so we just
it was such a great memory of people and

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it just people be nice and that’s what I
quite like that about travel as well as

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just that the people aspect and people
coming in and speaking and connecting

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with them as well that was too sorry the
head don’t manage to be sorry

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yeah I did too i totally agree i’d i’d
much rather spend time with people then

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seeing a bunch of sites personally

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yeah i mean i like the sites i do like
sites but yes but there’s the people

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that that will be the memory you know we
went to places like point guard in the

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cipher

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and that’s what you know the big Roman
aqueducts thing but I don’t say that was

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my favorite memory even though it’s
something that was really good so I

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completely agree with the other people
are what make the memories

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definitely so what are your dreams for
the future look like

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so we came back and I knew that I would
want to go away again so we come back

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for a couple reasons like i said before
it

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things kind of we have sourced the fact
that we have stopped the air layer but

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also my son is 13 at the moment and he’s
getting a brace done so that kind of

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something that we need to be around four
and so we had this idea that I would try

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and build myself up a business that we
could take on the road and be a bit more

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location independent and then we could
go and travel again when we’re ready

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again so that’s the next three is to
build a business which I’m doing right

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now and then to travel again we had
planned to go away in talk about 18

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months but we kind of brought that a bit
forward because i’m really impatient

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from home so we’re actually going to be
back on the road again by august which

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is up exciting and scary all at the same
time but hey you know what

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in August you’re going to austin texas
right yeah Dallas tell six dollars Texas

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ok and you’re going to be a speaker on a
panel i am yeah this is really really

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crazy and scary so i started my business
last part of that I am have a podcast

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just like so and I talked about very
very similar things that people who have

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dreams and reaching for dreams I’m
helping people to get there so my

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podcasters he’s not that old it’s only
been going about three months now i

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think i made this really really crazy
decision to go all the way over to

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America conference after you do and
applied to be a speaker and have been

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accepted to be on a panel there so it’s
all quite exciting and I’m very nervous

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at the thought but what’s the worst that
can happen hey

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exactly exactly

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we will see little feet I’ll have to
report back yeah think that happened was

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that now it will be like and then we’re
also going to do some notes for some

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route 66 so so going back to that car
thing that I was saying about

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really want to take the kids to seek the
route 66 and that cars life begging old

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America

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yeah we’re gonna do that as well and I’m
gonna sneak the CD that we have the car

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soundtrack and speak that along with us
because my husband hates it but i will

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play it but he will not like me for it
but I plate

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yeah I’d love to have you back for a
follow-up show after the conference to

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see how you made out

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yeah yeah we would be great we could
definitely do that brilliant so is there

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any last thoughts you’d like to share my
thoughts people are just girlfriend and

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just say yes to things aside i thought
the 2014 was going to be such rubbish

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here for me i thought i’m going to build
up this business going to be so you know

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i’m not going to be able to travel
anywhere i had such bad thoughts about

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it beginning of the year and I just
started saying yes to things so i

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decided i was going to build this this
business up and I was gonna I wasn’t

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sure it was the right thing to do but
we’re not just gonna go for it just

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gonna do it and then a game of things
like being on the podcast as well I hate

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speaking to people on foreign I really
really hate like I’m the worst person in

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the world for forming up anybody all my
friends are like but you can’t speak to

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people on the board however you got
vodka and um and that it was just

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another one of those things thinking
right I’ve gotta say yes I’ve got a good

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do it and let’s see what happens and it
has opened all these doors and 2014 now

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has just changed for me it’s gonna be
completely different I’d no idea would

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end up going to America I had no idea
I’d be going to a conference and

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speaking to people which i’m trying to
think but and I’m did you just say yes

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and see what happens that’s kind of what
i would like to say to people you know

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if you if you say yes there really isn’t
a lot of bear they could come from it

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you you just have to try and to sit back
and say I can’t do this I can’t that

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it’s not possible it’s um it might not
be easy to say yes or to make those

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things come true but it definitely makes
for a better story later on and a better

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experience overall

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yeah but i mean even like today so you
asked me to be on the show

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and I could have really gotten wrong i’m
not sure i’m not sure whether i can do

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that and any is nerve-racking speaking
to somebody who you’ve never met before

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and that’s really is really
nerve-racking as you probably know from

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both sides is really nerve-racking but
yeah you just have to say yes you don’t

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know and and asked happened we had a
really really great conversation I’m

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hoping that you know we’ll stay friends
online and he’s just it might not be a

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big thing but you never know where these
kind of things might take you or or just

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anything in the whole world is still
connected now at 8i it just blows my

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mind sometimes to think of how we can be
connected to other you’re somebody down

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the line he’s going to completely change
your life so I yet just what’s the worst

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that can happen is given much is my
model thinking I I definitely I

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definitely finally saying in touch and
anything you need just let me know I

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excellent yeah and we’ll get your my
shows up all that would be awesome thank

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you

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yeah well so that when I’m so let’s
let’s now you mention your show let’s do

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all your plugs your facebooks your
Twitter’s your website

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ok so at the moment i’m mostly at
contract life.com and that when the

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podcast on track life everything’s
contract life at the moment so he

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checked anywhere that will you will find
that if you really want I don’t really

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interested in our travel diary that we
had you can find that Bart’s go

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adventuring dot-com but i have written
on in that for a little while so it’s a

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bit and we have just come back from
Normandy and I haven’t read anything

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about what i need to need to update it
for more pictures and that’s more so you

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know obviously very very very personal
stuff about me but if you’re interested

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in traveling them maybe you’re like well
thank you very much for being on the

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show Kirsty i really appreciated so it’s
been really great I really really loved

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it thank you so much

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not a problem good thank you for joining
us for this episode of the dreamers

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podcast

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follow us on twitter and dreamers
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if you or someone you know would like to
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please send an email to j @j par . co
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