What an exciting year 2012 has been for Inspiring Adventures! It’s been fun to go through the ups and the downs of starting my own project, and I’m grateful to all of you for the help and encouragement I’ve recieved.
Mainy times since I started last February, I’ve thought about giving up. I really do love to see and hear your support – a few kind words here or a nice email there and that really does give me a boost of energy! And then there is something inside me that keeps me going – I’m pretty sure it’s my passion for sharing with you all the amazing things that fantastic people are doing all around us.
This year, it was great to see that my writing on the power of learning journeys got some great coverage. Tens of thousands of people saw my posts in various different places (Four of the biggest – Virgin, ClearlySo, Escape the City and SavoirThere).
There’s also my silly video that started it all off – it is still the Inspiring Adventures video with the most hits. It does make cringe, but it helped spread the message. And I wasn’t reading a script, I was looking out for rocks!
Of course the sad news of 2012 is that we didn’t manage to operate the October 2012 trip to Brazil. Lessons were learned, and big goals must be attemped, even if they fail on the first go.
My local, London based mini-Inspiring Adventures finished with a bang. The last Hub Crawl of the year had over 20 participants, visiting all three London Hub social enterprise co-working spaces in one night. I think that brings the total number of Hub Crawllers to over 50. And now it is spreading by word of mouth, and people are keen to join the next January crawl already!
Here’s the official Hub Crawl page: http://hubcrawl.eventbrite.co.uk
Together with the Alternative Travel Collective, we hosted a fun party for over 80 Alternative Travellers at Hub Kings Cross. The theme was flip flops, and it was great to see so many people interested in sustainable, alternative, and better ways to travel. Shout out to my co-hosts, Sumak Travel, Dromomaniacs, and the Happiness Architect.
What does 2013 hold in store? You’ll have to wait for the next post for that, but I’m planning something big!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!