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Adventurer of the Month: Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Cause: UN Women Australia
Adventure: Trek for Rights Fiji 2018

As our Adventurer of the Month, Michelle has scored herself a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher! To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.

What motivated you to take on your Inspired Adventure?

I have struggled through adversity in the past and managed to overcome some tough obstacles along the way.  I know a turning point for me was when my new boss, and later my mentor recognised and acknowledged not only my work but my reliance. She lifted me up and I’ll be forever grateful. After realising what difference that made in my life I decided I wanted to give back to others and hopefully help lift others. I love travelling, experiencing different cultures and contributing in some way, so an Inspired adventure seemed like a perfect fit for me.

Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since signing up for the adventure?

Absolutely great changes! I started regularly exercising which has been fantastic physically and mentally. My training buddy and I have inspired others to start exercising too, just by sharing the story. It’s a great feeling seeing our friends and colleagues becoming more positive and happy within themselves.

Through fundraising I’ve raised awareness of the cause and difficulties faced by our sisters in the Pacific.

What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?

I would say, don’t over think it,  just sign up and go for it. The journey to get there is transformational and I can’t wait for the trek,  that’s the reward.

Above is a photo of me with my gorgeous friend and training buddy, Cheryl. She has loved the training and also shares what a positive impact it has made to her life. We aren’t glamorous in this picture but neither is life sometimes! My friends, Elle and Cheryl, have supported and helped with my fundraising activities, so this adventure has already touched several lives

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Become our Adventurer of the Month to win a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher

Take a picture whilst on your adventure or when you’re training and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with an adventure, and fitness focus will be our Adventurer of the Month – it’s that easy!