I am figuratively and literally walking away from charity walking and The Happy Walk. I have nothing left, no kombi, no money, nothing because I sold everything for them, to keep walking so i could keep raising funds and awareness. I walk away starting from scratch. The fundraiser finished 2 weeks ago and they … Continue reading Walking Away
This year I will write a series about inspiring women in the outdoor adventure scene, how some of them have shaped the direction of my own adventures and the enduring legacy of their experience, knowledge, strength and courage. Over the next few months I will introduce you to the intrepid women who have specifically … Continue reading 2018 Focus on Inspiring Intrepid Women
Thank you! Thank you to everyone who responded when i reached out to you. Your response was overwhelming. I don't know how to adequately thank you but you give me more motivation and the means to continue. This walk is our walk! My money situation became a bit embarrassing on the weekend and i needed … Continue reading Thank you
Can you please help? I'm needing a bit of help at the moment to cover the costs of the walk like sports therapy, food, shelter, camp fees, cooking gas, phone data... I ran out of money 2 years ago after putting in $70,000 of my own, including selling everything of value, and in the last … Continue reading Can you please help?
Another incredible week of The Happy Walk has passed. Only last week i said goodbye to the caring and supportive women i met in Rainbow Beach. It would have been easy to stay longer in the company of such strong and resilient women. Thank you Brooke, Kirstie, Pearl, Jacqui, Glenys, Kay, Delila and Xavier. Thank … Continue reading Cooloola Great Walk
When you help The Happy Walk you also help me carry a message of hope, health and happiness while raising awareness about Lifeline and suicide prevention. Listed below are ways you can help. If you can please contact me in the comments below, DM me on Instagram, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0487264508 (phone is often out of range … Continue reading How Can You Help?
When I started planning this back in 2010 I imagined walking solo with a support vehicle and behind-the-scenes team but it didn't turn out that way. When I started trying to explain walking around Australia alone without a support vehicle it immediately felt wrong saying "solo unsupported". Even though all other charity walkers, runners and … Continue reading Abundantly Supported Solo Unaccompanied
With the preparations to the next section of the walk there is one more change to introduce to you, the need for this change has only recently come to my attention and is not voluntary. Hopefully this will be the last significant change for a while. The website, thehappywalk.com, which I have been using … Continue reading thehappywalk.com website is broken!
From February to June I will be unplugged and offline, mental preparation for the final leg, so blog posts will be scheduled while I'm away. During this time I will be introducing you to my sponsors, the businesses who believe in what I'm doing and have generously donated in kind. Tonight I will start with … Continue reading A New Sponsor
This is a quick post about some changes to the walk. In the last two weeks I have started and tinkered with a few posts but they are all still drafts. I haven't been able to focus very well, distracted with another project and a bit of mental illness. If this sounds confusing it is … Continue reading Changes