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Torre DeRoche

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Torre DeRoche is a writer, visual artist, and adventurer from Melbourne, Australia. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Emiriates Open Skies Magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald. Words can be found on her blog, FearfulAdventurer.com.

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A woman walks alone by Torre DeRoche

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“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.”

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

A woman walks alone by Torre DeRoche

About 25 years ago, Dutch adventurer and explorer Arita Baaijens quit her job, bought camels, wandered off into the desert alone and never looked back. When asked why she went alone, she said: “I wanted to disappear and experience the void.”

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“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”
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“A woman goes walking down a thousand-mile road. Twenty minutes after she steps forth, they proclaim that she still has nine hundred ninety-nine miles to go and will never get anywhere.”
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“I think he hoped I’d do something really impressive with my life. He wanted me to be like Scully from The X-Files—you know, an FBI agent who goes around kicking paranormal ass for a living. It’s kind of hard to be a kick-ass graphic designer.”
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“When I was a kid, afraid of the Boogieman, I would hide motionlessly under my bed covers for hours on end. Not much has changed since then.”
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“I kept my plan simple: leave my comfort zone, work in a foreign city, enjoy some uninhibited fun, and return home in one year.”
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