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Some of my clients take some time off between jobs and travel. It’s a great idea – it gives you a break, time to heal yourself of the emotional impact of leaving a job and space to start re-imagining the future.

My sister Liz has taken it one step further. She wanted a change so she applied to emigrate to Canada. Not sure of where she wants to live, and wanting to get to know her adopted country better, she decided to cycle across Canada.

Yes, that’s right. She started in St John’s Newfoundland, and will be cycling across to the West Coast, taking a few detours through the Rockies (she is a keen skier and wants to live in a ski resort).

Liz has talked about moving to Canada for years.  She has done some big cycle tours before, but none quite as big as this one.  The difference between Liz and many people is that she decided what she wanted to do and she made it happen.

What is your dream project?  What would you need to do to make it a reality?

Why don’t you start with a little research: how can you find out more? What would it involve?

Crossing Canada by bike sounds like an awfully long way, but it is made up of small distances each day. The important thing is starting the journey and keep moving forward. What is the first step on your journey?

You can read more about Liz’s adventure on her blog: http://cyclingcanadacoast2coast.wordpress.com/

She’s planning on camping most of the time, though if you live on the route I’m sure she’d be very grateful for a bed for the night (or even a garden to camp in).

She is an inspirational example of a woman in her 40s who enjoys taking on a challenge. And she’s an ordinary human being. If she can do it, so can you.

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