Topics We Explored:
- The differences between military life and civilian life, and what some of the challenges are when you transition to life outside of the military
- How to better adjust to being labeled something new and how the entire culture around your identity can shift
- Why it’s so important to make the most of your time, especially during this period of COVID-19
- How to embrace your mishaps and heartbreaks, and accept them as an important part of your journey
“When you create something, I think you’re completely listening to yourself. That has huge power, because most of us know what we need, we just aren’t always accustomed to listening.” – Rachael Ridenour (Tweet this.)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Record The Journey
- Rebelle Rally
- Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
About Rachael Ridenour:
Rachael Ridenour is a 32 year U.S. Army Veteran with combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a passionate adventurer and humanitarian who has driven the Khyber Pass, run a 5k in the Pyramids of Giza, and snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef. She is the founder and CEO of Record The Journey, a non-profit organization that provides outdoor adventures and photography training to military veterans and their families in order to help with transition. Rachael is returning to the Rebelle for the fifth time, making her one of a small group that has competed every year. She currently lives between Double Oak, TX and Albuquerque, NM where she spends vast amounts of time drinking good coffee and reminiscing about past adventures while scheming up new ones.
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