Have you ever dreamed of packing a few things into a suitcase, saying adios to your current life and jet setting off to faraway places? No time frame. No definite plans. No responsibilities.
Meet my beautiful and brave friend Che Johnson, who has done just that.
Inspired by the empowering and soulful words of Susana Frioni, this year Che decided to leave behind her job, her friends, her family and her incredible life in Brisbane, trading it all in for the life of a wandering gypsy.
Che’s solo soul journey — as she has thoughtfully titled it — is much more than external adventuring and sight-seeing. For Che, this journey is about doing the inner work. At the top of her priority list you’ll find things like: strengthening my spiritual practice and my relationship with myself, freedom, fun and clarity.
Though Che and I have only met twice, we have become solid pen friends, mutually bonding over our own solo soul journeys. This year, via email, as we adventured externally (and internally), we have shared with each other our highs and lows, our deepest thoughts, our worries and our big breakthrough realisations — the stuff that only comes when you’re really pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.
Now, in this interview, I’ve asked Che to share some of her insights and realisations with you, too.
If you’ve ever dreamed of going adventuring but fear or financial worries have held you back, if you’ve ever wanted to create your own version of Eat Pray Love, if you’ve ever felt the nudge that it’s time to shake your life up a bit, then this episode is for you.