Oct 10, 2016
Today is Episode 24 and I’m chatting with Lynn Paterson A.K.A Red. I’m deep in my Masters project at the moment, two weeks to go, which is its own kind of uncomfortable. It was nice to take to take a bit of time to live some adventures vicariously through Lynn.
Lynn had a spark of an idea sitting in her head for years which slowly built to setting off on an epic journey on my birthday last year. Lynn’s idea and the journey she is coming up on finishing is to kayak around New Zealand. The challenge hasn’t just been since she set of on the journey. We chat about the challenges that Lynn had to go through to even get to the point where she could wave see you later to Takapuna Beach.
This journey isn’t just about Lynn. It’s main purpose is to create a massive wave of support and increase awareness for depression, with a focus on the Mothers, the Fathers, the lovers, the Brothers and Sisters who are all affected by this dark oppressive cloud that so many have to carry on their shoulders.
Lynn wants to inspire and encourage people to set themselves goals and get out there every day - doing something physical and fun, no matter how big or small. It really is the best medicine. This journey is an example of how something momentous can be broken down into achievable segments.
Thanks for tuning in today whether you are new to the podcast or coming back for more. Make sure you share out Lynn’s journey to help get her message out there. Thanks for getting uncomfortable with us today.
Guest: Lynn Paterson
Host: Chris Desmond
Music: Jeremy Desmond