Hi, I’m Katie of Just Chasing Sunsets
I’m a solo female traveler, with a passion for fitness, photography, and overcoming fears! This blog is dedicated to helping my fellow female travelers stay fit and fearless-ish on the road!
I recently left my full time job of 6 years and a career I built my life around, to pursue my passion for fitness and travel.
It’s been a journey even getting to this point. In college, I wanted to study abroad, but I had to get into a specific program by a certain date and traveling abroad just didn’t fit the timeline. So, I tabled it. Upon graduation, I had to go to grad school to get my master’s while working as a full time athletic trainer. When I graduated with my master’s degree, I needed to get a job because, hello student loans, and isn’t that what you’re
“supposed to do”
I tabled that urge to travel for many years until 2015, when I took my first solo trip to Ireland. It was life changing.
I realized that I wanted to experience new cultures, different ways of thinking and living.
And not just for 14 days at a time.
Still, I tabled it. When I returned from that trip, I bought a home. I mean, isn’t that what you’re
“supposed to do”
I fell in love with the home I bought and thought, maybe I could make this life that I’d built work. You know, just keep burying that urge and covering it up with other stuff.
I’m not sure what it was, but I just couldn’t ignore it any longer.
I realized I need to do this now. Because, if I don’t, when will I?
There will always be a reason not to do something, especially when it’s not what you’re “supposed to do”. But I did what I’m supposed to, I checked all the right boxes and
I’m ready to see what this urge to explore means for my life.
It’s taken working through many fears, doubts, and hesitations about my capabilities to work online to support long term travel to even get to this point.
As I was brainstorming what to call this blog, I thought, I just want to chase the sunset…I want to climb mountains, lay on beaches, get lost in cities. I want to get the most out of every day, and then at the end of it, watch the sunset as I prepare for another adventure.
My sunset, might be different than yours and that’s OK. Whatever your sunset is, I hope that here, in these pages, I can help you overcome the fears that might be holding you back from your sunset. A few posts that might help you face your fears and stay fit on the road are linked below!
Thank you so much for stopping by!