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Touching the Summit is an Adventure | Travel | Lifestyle blog featuring outdoor adventure, travel and feel good tips from around the world.

It is no secret that there is a link between your wellbeing and being outdoors; Touching the Summit is a platform to pass on tips and inspire you to curate your own adventuers!

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I’m Sarah, a North-Eastern girl who is proud of her roots. I am from a little town called Ferryhill in County Durham and I went to school in Spennymoor. I work near Munich, Germany and spend every weekend in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, but it was a tough journey to get here. it wasn’t always easy.

Read my full story here

Sounds dreamy? We all have dreams and aspirations and people often assume that my road was an easy one, but things happened along the way during my teens and early 20’s (bullying, sexual assault and meniere’s disease) that caused severe anxiety and depression to the point where during my first degree, I couldn’t leave the house alone and didn’t want to continue with life.

I thought, “fuck it”, there must be more to life than this. So, I began with therapy, running, hiking, climbing and University. This combination opened doors to all kinds of international opportunities… and here we are!

Due to my background, I like to continually challenge my comfort zones; this is my interpretation of adventure.

You hold the key to your happiness. If you have a dream, follow it. A dead end doesn’t always mean the end of the journey; it means an opportunity to find a new route.

How do I afford my adventures?

People often ask how I managed to afford these adventures; do I earn a lot of money or is my family wealthy? It is simple, I have learnt to live with less.

  • I have a normal job, a normal salary and normal holiday allowances.
  • I make sacrifices in other areas of life to enable adventures;
    • Average apartment
    • Don’t splash out on the latest trends in technology and clothing (unless it is technical mountain equipment)
    • Drive a car that meets my needs (Cindy the Citroen C1)
    • Don’t stay luxurious hotels
    • Don’t party every weekend and spend loads on alcohol.

 

You hold the key to your happiness. If you have a dream, follow it. A dead end doesn’t always mean the end of the journey; it means an opportunity to find a new route.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lau Tzu

love & Peace

Sarah xx

 

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