We All Have A Story To Tell
I will never forget crossing the finish line as I walked that last mile. Sixty miles, 3 days, I didn’t feel like I was ever going to finish. But, every time I thought about giving up I thought about al the women who couldn’t fight, those who struggled just to live another day, so no matter what I refused to quit.
One of my Live out Loud stories was walking 60 miles, it was an experience I won’t ever forget. It made me challenge my limitations and when people saw me do it they were inspired too. I think we all have at least one of these stories, I hope you share a picture of yours on the Amazing Women Everywhere Mosaic
It never ceases to amaze me how amazing women are. We are beautiful, yet delicate. Wise and tender, and yet we all have this quiet strength we don’t celebrate nearly as often as we should.
We deserve to live life to the fullest, no matter who we are, where we are from, or what we have. Our stories weren’t meant to be the same, but what amazing power there is in each and every one of us as we climb over obstacles and victoriously win over our battles.
You may not of do 60 miles, but I know you have done something amazing. What often seems small and insignificant to us, is a huge deal for those who are on the outside looking in, what story could you share that would inspire another women to leave her comfort zone or her safety net? Tell Your Story. Share Your Picture
When I heard about Team SCA and the Volvo Ocean Race I was amazed.
Let’s face it, women have always been selfless and resourceful. When we put our minds to something we just can’t be stopped.
I love a challenge, but even I could’t imagine a nine month race!
The Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest offshore sailing race in the world. The history of the race goes back to 1973 and is considered the Everest of racing. The race lasts for nine months, covering 39,379 nautical miles (almost two laps around the equator). It started in Alicante, Spain in October 2014 and stops in nine countries around the world before it finishes in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015. This race makes one stop in the North America: Newport, RI, arriving between May 5-9, 2015. I wish I lived closer so I could see these women up close and personal.
A 9 month long race is truly a sacrifice, but imagine how exhilarating each and every moment is for these women as they conquer each days journey and count down to the finish.
Living life to the fullest looks different to each of us.
For someone, it maybe graduating from high school or college after dropping out, or putting your dreams on the back burner so someone you love can get what they need. It could mean being the best mom possible against the odds. For someone else it could be getting that dream job after years of hard work, determination, and glass ceilings. That is another reason why telling your story and sharing your pictures inspires other women to do fight for there dreams and to live there lives to the fullest.
The 13 women who make up Team SCA, the first truly professional all -female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, is made up of omen who range in age from 28-40. These women are from all around the world, although only three come from the US.
In essence, these women show the spirit of us all, they show us what could happen and what is possible. They inspire us by doing something many of us can only dream about.
They inspire me and I hope they inspire you, just the way your story will inspire others by reminding them that they too can live life fully.
Tell Your Story. Share Your Picture on the Amazing women are everywhere Mosaic. I hope you add your story there as well. Share a story about how another woman has inspired you along your journey. Most of all I hope that you are reminded of how important your story is to others.
Team SCA is made up of three Americans, Sara Hastreiter (age 30, from Wyoming) and Sally Barkow (age 34, from Wisconsin), and Sophie Ciszek (age 30, dual citizen of US/Australia). Other amazing members of Team SCA includeDee Caffari (GBR), the only woman to have sailed solo both ways around the world (both east and west); two moms, Abby Ehler (GBR and AUS) and Carolijn Brouwer (NED), who both have young sons; and Elodie-Jane and Justine Mettraux, the first two sisters to sail this race. Individual bios for each team member and more team information can be found on the Team SCA blog, here. Not only is this the first all-female team in the past decade, but it’s also the first time there is a completely level playing field amongst teams. Each team is competing using the same boat (The Volvo Ocean 65, or VO65), meaning all sails, all design elements are fixed and no changes could be made by any team. The team trained on the boat in Lanzarote, Spain for roughly two years to prepare for the race. Now in the sixth month of the round-the-world race, Team SCA is competing in leg 5 – sailing for an estimated 20 days between Auckland, New Zealand and Itajaí, Brazil.
Follow the team as they capture their journey through a blog as well as active social media accounts. Follow these amazing women along this journey by following them on Facebook here at Team SCA on Facebook!
They also hope to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere.
Who are the amazing women in your life that inspire you? Please share and encourage another woman with your story. Visit http://www.teamsca.com/awemosaic to submit a photo of an amazing woman in your life, and look at the pictures others have left.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine. Please also note that the comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.
SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launches Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.
The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race. For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world. Follow along with Team SCA on Facebook!
We aim to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere. Visit http://www.teamsca.com/awemosaic to submit a photo of an amazing woman in your life.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine.