Episode 0: Gearing up for Adventure Full Transcript

Season 1 Teaser full transcript:

FRAN: Hello adventurers, I’m Fran Turauskis and I’m very excited to introduce you to the next step for Seize Your Adventure. This podcast is going to let you listen to stories of adventure and outdoor living all told by people like me who have epilepsy. So, this is an extension of the work I do on seizeyouradventure.com. For those of you not familiar with the website, it is currently the only place you find the crossover between the adventure community and the epilepsy community. It has stories of adventure, interviews to inspire and articles to give you some information. 

The concept came about after I walked the Camino de Santiago last summer and during that hike, so many of the other pilgrims told me that they were surprised and impressed by the fact that I could take on a solo hike when I have epilepsy. I found myself talking about the condition a lot and spreading some awareness. And I was also reassuring people that there are a lot of us out there whose lives aren’t mapped by the condition. And then when I got home, I found myself becoming a bit of an advocate for adventure within the epilepsy community.

So I did a bit of research, and I discovered that there are some amazing people with epilepsy out there who are doing just incredible things, but there wasn’t any platform to tell these stories.  And I decided to change that. 

The written content on the website started in February and this podcast is another way to make these stories as accessible and far-reaching as possible, and to introduce you to the people behind the stories. I hope for those of you who don’t have epilepsy it will just give you an idea of what it means to live the adventure lifestyle when you do have it, and I hope it encourages some of you with epilepsy to get out there at bit more, because I think we can all do with a little bit more adventure and inspiration in our lives.

I’ll be releasing a story on the first Monday of each month and in the first one you’ll hear from Jade Nelson. Now, Jade carries many titles. As well as being an Epilepsy Advocate, she is a Licensed Massage Therapist, lifestyle coach, Writer, and motivational speaker. 

Jade’s story will take us to the heart of West Texas as she tells us about a short camping trip with her husband – and their two dogs. Here’s a little taster for you:

[Steel guitar music]

JADE [over music]: This is the moment it could have gone south really fast. Back in the car. I could tell he was irritated, and I was mad at myself – but we had a bigger problem. We had no place to stay and the sun was setting fast.

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FRAN: Jade’s voice is so relaxing, it’s been great listening to her as I’ve been doing the editing. I’m so excited for you to hear the full story, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss it.

Whilst you’re waiting, please do head to seizeyouradventure.com for some great articles and interviews. 

You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook we’re @SYAdventurers, and our newsletter gives you a monthly dose of inspirational stories and quotes. All those links are in the show notes.

Thanks for listening and until next time, safe adventures everyone.