At the start of 2017 after feedback from the Tough Girl Tribe. I started 7 Women - 7 Challenges.
Throughout the year I have been interviewing 7 women to follow them on their journey of going after their own personal challenges.
What a journey it has been! There have been high points (a new baby!), low points (trying to raise £21K), focus, dedication, commitment, success and failure. New skills have been learned, new challenges ticked off bucket lists and fears overcome.
I would like to extend a massive thank you to all of the seven women who have been involved in this project since December 2016. It is not easy to put yourself out there, and to share your story with the world (the tough girl podcast is listened to in 172 countries).
These women, all stepped up, they have shared honestly about their experience, the good bits and the bad and I hope you have managed to take something away from all of their collective experiences.
This is real stories, from real women, living real lives.
This is the final episode.
Listen to Part 1 - Now!
1st January 2017
Listen to Part 2 - Now!
12th February 2017
Listen to Part 3 Now!
2nd April 2017
Listen to Part 4 Now!
28th May 2017
Listen to Part 5 Now!
23rd October 2017
Listen to Part 6 Now!
31st December 2017
Running Order - Each part is about 20 mins
Jo Jo Rogers
Changing her attitude
How Gemma started 2017!
Reflecting back on the past 12 months
Why it was a year of 2 halves…
Being prepared and doing everything she can to make it happen
Not making it to the top of the mountain
Struggling with her work environment
What advice would she give herself?
Forcing herself to rest
Would she change anything in how she approached her challenge
Being a full time adventurer….
Sharing more about herself
2018… Why it’s challenges not goals!
Getting her Mountain Leader Award
Doing a challenge with her mum
Big plans for 2019
How she will be spending New Year!
Advice and tips for you!
Follow along on her blog - https://gemlaurensmith.com
Back in the UK…. a slight change of plans!
The transition from St.Lucia to Malaysia
Miami - Staying in a cool hip hostel!
The girls & their schooling!
Getting into nice groove but needing to move on
Having more of a purpose…
Sri Lanka…. staying the wrong places… meeting new people!
Surf school for the girls!
Dealing with the tough times
The girls becoming better friends!
Keeping motivated with school work
Cutting short their time in Sir Lanka
The money and the budget!
Being back in the UK in Winter…
Spending time with family over Christmas
Flying back to KL on the 1st January
Slowing down time….
What she is most proud of?
What has she learned the most?
What advice would she give herself?
6 months into the adventure!
Being excited by 2018!
Looking forward to going home
The website - slowtravelfamily.com
You can read about Rachel’s family’s adventures at slowtravelfamily.com!
What’s been happening since we last spoke!
Wanting to have a home birth…
14 hours at home… heading to hospital
Having an emergency c-section & dealing with complications
Grieving for her ultra
Having a different view of her body
Leading by example & wanting to be proud of herself
Taking each day as it comes
Dealing with sleep deprivation
Having a different relationship with food
Setting up mum’s groups
Gear 4 Outdoor Women - Facebook Group JOIN!
Having to make do with gear!
2018 Goals - Marathons, Sailing & ML!
Freedom Outdoors - supporting women
Why 2017 has been a huge year!
Get in contact with Rae via Facebook or her blog
Speaking to us from Lagamara in the Canary Islands
Changing her job!
Thinking back to December 2016
The money and raising the money!
Putting her health at risk and being depressed
“She’s so lucky”
Going to bed at 4 am - getting up at 7 am