{Podcast 019} Che Johnson: a travelling gypsy’s musings on abundance, solo adventuring and learning to trust

Che Johnson She Makes Magic Podcast

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.

In this interview Che shares:

+ Why letting go of the need to make plans and learning to trust has been essential in her life as a travelling gypsy.

+ How she saved for her twelve month solo soul journey.

+ How she defines abundance as much more than a dollar figure in her bank account and why she believes that you don’t need a lot of money to travel and explore the world.

+ How building a healthy, nurturing relationship with herself helps her to handle challenging situations as they arise.

+ Her favourite tool for gaining self-awareness, building self-compassion and manifesting magic.

+ The importance of creating soulful friendships and tips on how to find your soul sisters.

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My favourite quote from Che’s interview is:

Che Johnson She Makes Magic Quote

Resources Che mentions in this interview:

+ Susana Frioni – the woman who inspired Che to pack up her things and adventure overseas.

+ Journaling resources – Writing Down Your Soul, Janet Conner + The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

+ My money story (aka how the fuck I’m funding my trip) – Che’s post in which she spills all the beans on the financial details of her trip.

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What is your biggest take-away from this conversation with Che? Share it with us in the comments below.

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