Met  Shawn Jardine.

Shawn is a single mother of two grown boys who had a life changing experience on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 and she’s here to tell her story.

I hope that it inspires you to do something bold and courageous.

Enjoy our conversation.

Quick note: our internet connection was a little buggy so there are about 5 places where our conversation pauses for less than 30 seconds. Hang tight, the audio will come back. I didn’t want to edit out all of the pauses because in some cases the dialog before and after the pause was an important part of Shawn’s story. Enjoy!



Show Notes:

  • 3:00 Shawn admits to being really not that “outdoorsy.”
  • 6:00 When you don’t want to see castles and museums anymore start international trekking!
  • 13:00 
  • 18:48 
  • 20:30
  • 23:00 The Calendar Girls.
  • 26:00 The emotional experience she hopes to have with her son.
  • 32:00 I would tell my 12-year-old self to stop caring so much about trying to make people like you by being an overachiever.

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One comment on “Shawn on the Camino de Santiago

  1. Hi. I have been listening with great joy to your interview with Shawn . We walked together to Santiago and shared fun, tears and blister dressings. I had no idea what to expect when I started out as a pilgrim but now so thankful that I made the decision. to try at least. The Camino Calendar Girls gave me strength when I wanted to stop. I came home Australia a different person and hopefully a better one. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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