Hi, I’m Cathy and I’m from Sydney, welcome to my blog – don’t forget to run away! I have:
- just quit my job
- given away all my possessions
- got my motorbike licence
- said goodbye to my family and friends
I’m going to Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Europe and the UK, and the US. I can’t wait to run away to new opportunities, new food, new people, new cultures, new places, new adventures and living out of my comfort zone.
I’ve worked as a researcher in the child protection system for the last 8 years (5 years in government and 3 years in a NGO) and I’m burnt out! After interviewing more than 300 families and talking to over 100 practitioners I have concluded that the system causes harm to the children it is meant to protect and there is a lack of leadership to change it. I need inspiration to decide what to do next.
My beautiful daughters have grown up to be independent woman and are taking on the world in their own unique ways.
I just turned 50 and feel 50 is the new 18 – gap years should be compulsory for all ages! I spent 4 months travelling when I was 19 and the experience transformed my life for the better and I’m excited about how this experience is going to transform the next period of my life.