Episode 21: No Straight Paths

Interview with Erin Sullivan of “Erin Outdoors”

This week’s episode is brought to you by Oru Kayak. Thank you to them for the support!

Banner image by Garrett King

Because it’s OK to not have it all figured out. We interview Erin Sullivan, the writer behind “Erin Outdoors” about finding your path (in the outdoors and otherwise) through vulnerability, saying no, and self-awareness.

We don’t think there’s any such thing as a straight path and Erin holds her life up as proof. After years of guiding outdoor, adventure, and travel excursions, Erin starting writing and blogging full time. While the site is named “Erin Outdoors”, it’s rife with lessons learned because at the heart of Erin’s work is helping others.

Find Erin on Instagram: @erinoutdoors. Learn more about her coaching and guided trips on her website, www.erinoutdoors.com.

Note from host Gale: In the spirit of imperfection, there’s a rather glaring audio error 23 minutes in. Bear with us for about 5 seconds – it goes back to normal! I’m embarrassed and mad at myself but happy it happened on Erin’s episode because she knows as much as anyone that life doesn’t always go as planned.

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Music is by Broke for Free, MindsEye, Chris Zabriskie, and Jahzaar via freemusicarchive.org

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Erin in her element

Erin Outdoors contemplative portrait
Photo by Garrett King
Erin Outdoors black and white laughter
Photo by Rebecca Slaughter



Books Mentioned in this Episode

Scary Close by Donald Nelson

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

Wild by Cheryl Strayed



What are you working towards? What’s stopping you?

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