Solo adventures

The past few summers I have found it really hard to find friends with the free time and the same interests that want to go out adventuring with me…so I decided I’d go alone.

This seemed like a big thing at the time, but now I am yearning to get back to my solo adventures. Walking in the countryside and adventuring around new areas in my camper van gave me so much confidence to take on new things.

Not only did I benefit from time to myself doing something that I loved, I dove into challenges and obstacles and came out the other side, stronger, more aware, happier and motivated for more. Lots of people around me tell me “oh I’d never go and do that on my own” but I encourage them to give it a try, to wander and explore your thoughts or immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings.

I’m no super hero, I don’t do anything that radical but it always surprises me how shocked people are that I simply walking and exploring on my own. So go for a walk, do it for you, do it alone, it doesn’t have to be hard…see what you learn.

Submitted by Melissa Schubert – follow her on Instagram.

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears