I’m Helen, and I love being outside and learning new things. I’m an adventure sports athlete and in no particular order, I participate in Kitesurfing, Paddleboarding, Bodyboarding, Snorkelling, Swimming, Kayaking, Hiking, Trail Running, Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Yoga and Paragliding.
Some people would say that these are extreme sports, but I believe they are only as extreme as you make them. It’s all about your approach. I learnt to Paraglide in 2018, and instead of just floating around near a cliff, I learnt to do advanced handling techniques, to make sure I had complete control of my wing in the safest possible environment. This made me a safer pilot, but also led me towards Acrobatics.
Spending all this time in the outdoors obviously I want to look after the gorgeous landscapes I play in. I find the outdoors is great for mental health too, so knowing that we are destroying the ecosystems and species diversity of our planet, as well as global warming and plastic pollution is really upsetting. I’m in the process at the moment of figuring out how to make the most effective changes I can, details of which I’ll share here in the blog.
My learning is not confined to outdoor activities, on here I will be sharing short 3 sentence reviews, that give away no spoilers, of the latest books I’ve read, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as sharing reviews of new products I have tried and some of my art and photography.
“BE CURIOUS, NOT JUDGEMENTAL.”
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