Katrina Megget is an ordinary woman who dared to believe she was more than she thought she was. After three years of listening to her self-doubt and the negative voice in her head that told her she wasn't good enough she finally set out to walk the 3,000km (1,864 mile) Te Araroa Trail down the length of New Zealand, her home country.
A knee injury led to her having to pull out once she got to the South Island but she was determined to complete the trail so returned the next season. Unfortunately, covid lockdowns stopped her seven days from reaching the finish but by that point she had realised she didn’t need to walk the trail to prove she was enough.
She is now writing a book on her experience on the trail, her battle with self-doubt and self-worth and dealing with an emotionally abusive relationship.
Katrina then spent three and a half months sailing around the coast of Great Britain with her new partner on a 28-foot boat. She had only a handful of days sailing experience, didn’t know the lingo, didn’t know if she would get seasick and had no idea if she would even enjoy it!
Katrina, who is from New Zealand but lives in the UK, works as a freelance journalist who speaks and writes on the power within all of us to empower others to believe in themselves so they can be the people they want to be.
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Who is Katrina
Originally from New Zealand but living in the UK for the past 16 years
Working as a health care journalist and writing adventure travel articles
Deciding to move to the UK after have her OE - “Overseas Experience”
Being more academic focused rather than outdoorsy
Getting into the outdoors via her partner
Joining a mountaineering club in the UK
Her journey into the outdoors
Pushing herself outside her comfort zone
Trying to climb 40 volcanoes before she turned 40
Where the idea came from and the reason why
Having 5 years to complete the challenge
Wanting to do something epic
Being fascinated by volcanoes
Why things didn’t go according to plan
Making changes to the challenges
Climbing Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
Your challenge - Your rules
Coming to understand her reason why
Dealing with chronic self doubt and not feeling good enough to do anything
Wanting to prove to herself that she as good enough
Walking the length of New Zealand
Not being able to live up to her own expectations
Being a high achiever and a perfectionist
Wanting to do adventure and why it does’t have to be epic
Adventure is something which is pushing you outside your comfort zone
Wanting to be in the growth zone
Having big dreams and ambitions
Dealing with negative thoughts
Why starting is the hardest thing
Making the decision to walk the length of NZ
Taking the first steps and the process involved
Starting with research and guidebooks
Getting over her fear of kayaking
Taking it one step at a time
Making the decision to commit and jumping into the unknown
Why the unknown doesn’t have to be scary
Keeping your mind open to new possibilities
The start of the challenge
Dealing with doubts
Wanting to finish the journey
Going back after taking a break
The mental and physical side of the challenge
Dealing with a knee injury and needing to adjust her plans
Learning about sailing and wanting to sail around GB
Communicating with your partner while on the boat
Day to day life on the boat
The route around Great Britain
How to connect with Katrina
Advice for dealing with self doubt
Public Facebook page www.facebook.com/KatMegget
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