The Hardest Part of an Adventure is Coming Home Again - Living Adventurously 31

Clare Nattress and Matty Waudby cycled round the world together. Clare is a PhD Candidate Arts Researcher & Lecturer and an artist. Matty is an adventurous creative with a love for bicycles, camping and the great outdoors. He aims to create inspirational imagery that documents human interaction with nature and to show that there is always more than we realise outside the front door. (Matty created the funky logo for my podcast!)

Clare Nattress and Matty Waudby cycled round the world together. Clare is a PhD Candidate Arts Researcher & Lecturer and an artist. Matty is an adventurous creative with a love for bicycles, camping and the great outdoors. He aims to create inspirational imagery that documents human interaction with nature and to show that there is always more than we realise outside the front door. (Matty created the funky logo for my podcast!) 

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  • Different perspectives and motives for cycling round the world together
  • I wanted to go with no date and that was my end goal - to set off into the unknown
  • Being a teacher - people suck your creativity, so I was not inspired myself as an artist
  • Cycling RTW was about finding creativity again
  • Odd jobs Matt v Career Claire. Interesting diff takes on all this
  • Facing an adventure together when you both have the same mindset is easier
  • I'm not an idiot, but I've done idiotic things. There is a difference
  • Claire - only done a week's bikepacking in Scotland, then agreed to cycle RTW
  • Coming back has been the hardest part. I've had to start from scratch with my career and that has been quite frustrating. 
  • Going back to the same job afterwards it's hard
  • Seeing different things is the best way to broaden your horizons and give you ideas to do things. You have a lot of time on the bike to mull things over.
  • If you're a photographer you need to get off your bike and make the effort to take good photos.
  • Not having a mileometer changes the vibe of a trip
  • Matty's book / hats / embroidery
  • Happiness and contentment are different things. Happiness should be saved for special occasions.
  • Enough is learning to be content with what we have. And social media is a pain in the arse for that.

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