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Outwardist is for people who are curious about the world

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If you crave openness and connection with other humans of different backgrounds across the world – and/or in your local community – you’re in the right place.

We share ideas to help you explore places you wouldn’t normally go and talk to people you wouldn’t normally meet – on the other side of the world or the other side of your street.

Life piles on the pressure sometimes; day-to-day commitments (including just the stuff you own!) can stifle so many of us – house, kids, work routine, finances, etc.).

Day to day life can snatch away our time – and the opportunity to meet new people and explore new places. We can feel as though our world is becoming smaller – especially if we’re hearing the same ‘narrative’ around us day after day.

It can also sometimes leave us feeling as though we have to write ourselves out of our own dreams.

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing that…

You want to spend more time discovering fascinating people and places in this beautiful world – but you’re not sure how. You may think it’s just not possible, given your day-to-day commitments and/or restrictive annual holiday.

You may be tired of your current routine – or the way of things are where you live – and you crave a nourishing change.

You value diversity, you’re curious about the world and you want to explore it in a more meaningful way.

Perhaps you have an empty nest – or you’ve come through a difficult time – and now it’s your time to thrive.

Maybe you want to build more local relationships and make a bigger contribution to your local community.

We give you practical step forward so you can:

  • find greater flexibility and freedom in the way you live and work
  • explore places you wouldn’t normally be able to reach
  • meet people of different cultures, communities, creeds, colours, ages, genders and locations – 10,000 km away or 100 metres away
  • simplify your life and live more lightly
  • travel for the same cost as staying at home – or less!
  • travel for a few months or weeks at a time – or all the time if you choose – without being restricted to your annual leave from work
  • take your work with you, so you can stay away for longer

The feeling of connection is one of the richest things in life

Connecting with people beyond our own back yard, and across borders and divides – whatever those borders may be – helps us understand each other better. It enriches all our lives.

Physics shows us that you and I are each connected to every other person on the planet – and to every single thing in nature. Connecting with others is the most natural thing to do. And yet there are people in power want us to believe in separation and division.

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

I’m Angela Sherman, writer and traveller – and I love open conversations that leave deep impressions

In 2014 I had a light bulb moment that made me act on the idea of living and working from anywhere – and at the same time finding more meaningful connection out there in the world near and far. I’ve trimmed my life down so I can experience all I want of the world while working anywhere I can find wifi. Read more…

I can show you how to take on as much or as little exploration as you want. For sure you can go ‘into the wild’ if that’s you’re thing (I love living out of a backpack), but you may perhaps need an anchor, a lifeline home, a more balanced approach to exploring the world near and far.

Outwardist is a community, because that’s where the best things grow

It’s so much FUN and massively rewarding. I can promise you that. ☺

Read more about why I set up Outwardist

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