Paula Reid has achieved 150 things of her things to do before she dies list including skiing to the South Pole, walking on hot coals, kayaking the Thames, and running a marathon.
She believes in living life to the full and making the most of our one life. To seize and savour is her mantra from taking advantage of amazing opportunities to savouring beautiful, small moments.
In one of her challenges, Paula sailed in a race around the world with only 2 months of preparation. The team faced a number of trials and accidents, ultimately making it home in 10 months. Later, Paula became the 14th international woman and 3d British woman to ski across the full distance from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.
Finding her sense of adventure and discovery
Becoming a rebel as a teenager and falling in with the ‘right’ crowd
Starting her living life list and adding a diversity of challenges
The challenges that stand out for Paula
Feeling stuck in a job she enjoyed and deciding to sail around the world
How Paula has been able to afford these challenges
Training to sail in 2 months with no prior experience
Dealing with overwhelm and worry
Using mantras and taking things one step at a time
Leaving the port for the yacht race
Experiencing medical evacuations, man overboard
Working as a ‘pit chick’ on the boat
Dealing with accidents during the race
Bouncing back from depression as a team
Coming home after a 10-month race
The difficulty of coming back after a great adventure
Getting the dream to ski across the South Pole
Finding an adventure partner and telling friends and family about her goals
Skiing in a temperature colder than a freezer
Facing a major challenge with an injury
Balancing the seize and savour
Paula’s next challenge, 50 Good Turns
Getting in touch with Paula at www.paulareid.com
Looking forward to biking Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Paula’s tips on living life to the full
Writing a list of what you’ve done already and creating your live life to the full list
Planning for a worm charming competition
Find Paula’s book and connect with her on www.paulareid.com. She’s also on Twitter @ThePaulaReid and Instagram @ThePaulaReid.
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