The Daily Stretch #6 ~ “Climbing the Great Wall to Freedom”

April 25, 2011

"The Great Wall of China" - 长城

Image by SmokingPermitted - "Cosa sono? La bambina dei no" via Flickr

Angela Petitt has what I would call ‘time freedom’. She woke up one day, twenty years into her corporate career, took stock of where she was versus where she wanted to be, quit her job and went on a one-and-one-half year sabbatical. She reduced her debt to the point that she could comfortably live on her savings while investing in herself.

“I believe we all have deep-rooted desires that we want to accomplish, but we suppress them due to the daily grind of life and responsibilities.  We tend to think ‘One day I will do it’ or that they are pipe dreams and not possible.” She climbed the Great Wall in China, froze in Siberia, escaped the unfortunate earthquake and tsunami in Japan, learned how to fly a small plane and started working on her doctorate.”

Her adventures have been documented on her blog, Sabbatical Scapes. For her, the nineteen months she’s spent discovering the world brought her closer to herself.

Isn’t that what travel is all about? Travel is a stretching experience. Where will your life take you?

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2 Responses to “The Daily Stretch #6 ~ “Climbing the Great Wall to Freedom””


  1. Inspirational and powerfu!! Love your message that “slow is faster and why fast is simply exhausting.” Thx for featuring me & my journey.


  2. [...] Beijing – My Great Wall of Freedom! [...]


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