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I wanted to take a moment to mention those around me that support me in my dream. I think sometimes these people are easy to forget in the excitement that is the mental and physical preparation for the Camino. They are my family, friends, and even the company I work for (who thought it was so cool and even offered to change my pay over the past year so I don’t miss any pay cheques while on the Camino). They are the cheerleaders, ego-boosters, and confidants.

So, to my wife Sandy who will have to deal with house and home for 5 weeks without a partner and still encourages and cajoles; thank you!
To my sons Kieran and Aleksander who are indulgent of the time I spend on this; thank you!
To my friends, Rick, Chris, Michelle, Kelly, Jennifer, Penny, Clint, Johnny, Gord, and Marg, who have for the past two years put up with my fluctuations from enthusiasm to “What the hell am I thinking?”; thank you!
To my workplace co-workers, HR, and owners fro all the support and well wishes; thank you!

To all the people everywhere that support these mad and wonderful endeavours; thank you!


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That was so nice to read. It is true that those at home are invaluable in order for us to follow our crazy journey. Everyone here also has been so excited for me. For the 2 other midwifes to cover for me for almost 3 months is a gift. And to those I often ask if they have heard enough of my stories, and they say no.... thanks


and my partner who is going to have to deal with the aftermath of us moving house, putting in a new kitchen and general mayhem whilst also supporting me from afar. Thanks sweetheart, I could do it without you but you make it a whole lot easier.

And kids, I know you think your old mum has finally lost the plot but paying for my boots and teasing me about how many times I'll fall over in 500 miles... :D



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