Episode 381: Traveling Alone May End Up Being Your Best Adventure Yet, with Karen Ericson

mindset Nov 29, 2023

In this episode, I interview Karen Ericson who is an inspiration for all those seeking the courage to embark on new adventures, regardless of age. At 64, Karen has cultivated a life enriched with wisdom from 31 years as an educator, cherishing the roles of a devoted mother to three incredible children, a grandmother to an adorable grandson, and a partner in a loving marriage spanning 44 years.

Karen's story is one of self-discovery, a poignant narrative that led her to undertake an awe-inspiring feat: traveling alone to Portugal to walk the Camino Trail by herself at the age of 63. She shares this profound experience, revealing the pivotal moments that ignited her decision to traverse this spiritual pilgrimage and the transformative insights she learned along the way.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The profound insights and revelations Karen received through this experience.
  • The unexpected gift of human connection she got while traversing the Camino.
  • How, even with a supportive and loving spouse, you can feel unfulfilled and unsettled, with feelings of wanting more in your life.
  • Tips for getting over the fear of traveling alone.

Throughout our conversation, Karen highlights the importance of being a seeker, trying new adventures, and spending time in nature. She passionately advocates for the belief that the pursuit of growth and the embrace of novel experiences are not bound by fear or age. 

Her compelling personal experience serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging women to confront their fears and ardently pursue their dreams, irrespective of the challenges that may accompany them. Karen’s solo adventure is a great reminder that it's never too late to chase your dreams, and you don’t need anyone but yourself to do so! 

Other ways to find and connect with Karen are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authenticlivingbykaren 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authenticlivingbykaren/ 

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