Jennifer Haddow, the Director of Wild Women Expeditions share some her dreams and the dreams of other wild women on her latest newsletter
Every day I get messages from women who tell me how much they are dreaming of living a more adventurous life. They tell me about their desire and their fear. I love witnessing that moment of grace and courage when they decide to go for it, to take a step to be wild and daring and step into their power.
Living an adventurous life is about trusting your intuition, allowing yourself to be curious about life and take the next step towards your desire, especially when you feel doubt and fear. It is listening to the wise voice within that assures you that you can do this, you deserve this, you are meant for this…
It is your time to make a choice. To be adventurous or cling to the illusion of security. To be adventurous or stay locked in a box. To be adventurous or stick with your old ideas of what is possible for your life. What will you choose?
On one of our Newfoundland adventures, I remember how one of the women in our opening circle said her greatest desire on the trip was to skinny dip in the ocean for the first time. Another woman I spoke with told me she was 50 years old and had never slept in a tent in her whole life, and it was her biggest dream to see Machu Picchu in Peru, so she decided to sign up for our Wild Women Inca Trail trek.
One of my own life dreams was to see a wolf in the wilderness. On a kayak trip in Clayoquot Sound this summer, I remember the thrill of seeing the wolf tracks along the beach and hearing the howling in the middle of the night. Then I actually saw the wolf emerge from the forest, stop to look at me knowingly and then moved swiftly along her way, and I was filled with pure joy.
For other women, being adventurous is about travelling abroad for the first time on their own, after the divorce or a death or recovering from disease, when the kids are grown or after retirement. Being adventurous is about learning about the strength and resilience of your body and being naturally healthy.
Sometimes it is about being empowered and celebrated and just being authentically yourself with other people. That is one of the best parts about being in a supportive group of women, to feel free to be yourself, to be accepted and encouraged. To be able to be vulnerable and admit that you are afraid and need help sometimes.
We all need to be in a community of wild hearted friends, who we can run with, untamed. More than anything, Wild Women is a source of inspiration for you, and a support for you to explore your adventurous side. To celebrate the wild woman you know you are and help you to set yourself free to chase your dreams.
What will you do to be more adventurous today? Try something new, shed an old habit that no longer serves you, like a snakeskin. Learn a new skill and surprise yourself. Listen deeply to nature and let yourself be moved with curiosity and desire…
More links for women travellers…
- Tours for Women around the World
- Tour Companies run by Women around the World
- Accommodation for Women around the World
- Women who are Local Tour Guides
- Retreat Places for Women Around the World
- Tours which include Retreat Themes