Episode 36: Reset
Featuring Lianna Lee
This episode sponsored by Casper
Every so often, we hit a wall and need to reset. Things feel stagnant, or too routine, or not in alignment with our values any longer. Maybe we stayed still too long, or maybe we got off track. Resets just need to happen sometimes.
Lianna Lee knew she needed one this summer, which is why she quit her job, changed her apartment, and hit the road for a month all at the same time -- without a back-up plan or a financial safety net. Some might call is scary. Others might call it irresponsible. But for Lianna (and probably for you at some point, too) it was completely necessary.
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In this episode you'll hear:
How Lianna made her month-long road trip work
What she would do differently if she were to do the trip again
The freedom of social pressures while traveling on the road, especially physical appearance
Lianna’s thoughts on privilege and access to National Parks
How Lianna knew she needed to leave a stable career path for something new
The logistical challenges Lianna encountered as she prepared for this big life reset
What it means to Lianna to be a Chinese American adoptee, especially in the outdoors
How Lianna’s experience as an adoptee and a person of color shows up in the outdoors as well as on the road
A few of the ways Lianna’s reset facilitated her own metamorphosis
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
Follow Lianna's adventures on Instagram: @skywaterind
Want to hear more from the perspective of adoptees? Lianna recommends Gazillion Voices.
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Photos courtesy of Liana Lee
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