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I am currently cycling across Australia. I departed Perth on the 27th of Aug 2017 and am riding all the way back to Sydney. I'm hoping to complete the ride in around 8 weeks, and estimating to cover over 6,000km.
My motivation for this ride is to show that anyone can take on a great challenge and make a difference. I am not an athlete my any means. I am just a girl with a bike and a dream. The dream to ride my bike from Perth to Sydney and to make a difference in the lives of others living with mental illness.
I have personally experienced mental illness and I want to be open about my experience. I believe mental illness isn’t something to be hidden or considered a taboo topic. It can affect anyone at any time.
I want others struggling with mental illness to know it’s OK to ask for help, that support is out there and where to find it. Thats why I am partnering with some of Australia's leading mental health organisations - Beyondblue, Lifeline, Blackdog and National LGBTI Health Alliance.
To find out more about the project head to pushbikingformentalhealth.blogspot.com
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Grandma said to me
If you only have one bean
And you meet someone with no bean
You should give them half your bean
Cause you will be less hungry
If you eat just half a bean
Than if you eat a whole bean in front of somebody with no bean.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Art, Philosophy, Reading, Hiking, Swimming, Cycling, Water, Growing my own food and becoming self sufficient.
Music, Movies, and Books
Punk, Soundscapes, Blues, Folk, Indigenous language and world music.
Fight Club, A Clockwork Orange, Requiem for a dream, Full metal jacket, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind, Into the wild.
The origin of species, Relativity, Critique of pure reason, The Interpretation of dreams, Being and Nothingness, The Hitchhike guide to the galaxy, Stranger in a strange land, Zen and the art of motorcycle mechanics, Naked Lunch, Food of the Gods.
Dr Seuss, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Stephen Hawking, Immanuel Kant, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir,Albert Camus, George Orwell, Terence McKenna
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Witnessing generosity and openness of people.
Seeing people working together towards a common goal.
Being involved in community orientated projects.
Cycled from the Gulf of Mexico up to Canada.
Hiked in the Grand canyon.
Helped Sail a tall ship.
Met you :)
Teach, Learn, Share
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
What I Can Share with Hosts
see above :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In