In today’s society, there are so many different interpretations of the word “Adventure”. Some may affiliate adventure with travel and exploration, and some may associate it with adrenaline and risk-taking. This month we had the pleasure of meeting up with an inspirational young woman who chooses to take life as an everyday adventure and to live each day to the fullest.
Jamie Wainman is from beautiful Calgary and is presently a student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is the founder of Essential Step and is extremely passionate about adventure, health, and wellness. From her active BTS* selfies to her educational live videos, we are extremely curious as to what adventure meant for her!
Adventure for me means an escape that makes your soul light up. I believe an adventure could be something as little as going for a walk somewhere new to as big as summiting a mountain or travelling internationally. My favourite adventures always involve nature!
Aside from being an essential oils expert, Jamie is also an ambassador for Sisu Girls, an international community of women and girls who are courageous in their goals and aspirations while developing through sport and adventure.
I decided to join because I loved that it promoted leading by example. Instead of just talking about empowerment, you are empowering girls and women by showing them that anyone can be brave and adventurous by living a life constantly pushing for self-development.
Being an adventure seeker, Jamie has travelled to a handful of places herself and is eager to see more of this beautiful world we live in. She sees travelling as a fantastic way to gain new insights and experiences. It enables us to learn about different areas of the world, teaches us about the past by learning how people live and how countries have developed to where they are now. We see all kinds of beauty by exploring and immersing ourselves in different cultures. We befriend strangers, adopt a different mentality, and gain a new sense of freedom.
My favourite places that I’ve travelled to were Germany and Prague because they are both so rich in history. My dream is to someday travel to Machu Picchu. The history alone is riveting enough (I am a complete history geek), and tied with the architectural advancements of the Incas and the beautiful scenery on the hike… I can only imagine what an eye-opening experience it would be!
This past year, Jamie founded a movement called #OwnYourSunshine. This movement was inspired by her personal self-development journey where she found an optimistic way to escape from a toxic lifestyle and turning it into a meaningful way of life. Inspired by Danielle Laporte, Jamie begins her journey by defining her core values (Kindness, Integrity, Determination, Passion, and Health) and setting some personal kick-ass goals. She has stayed true to herself and has begun to fall in love with her days from the moment she wakes up till the moment she falls into bed. With a bright smile on her radiant face, Jamie tells us how life-changing it has been for her to find her purpose by taking a minute out of everything she did to be present at the moment, to acknowledge what she was feeling, and to share it with others. By choosing and honouring her own happiness, she is a contagious spirit spreading happiness locally and nationally through her social media platforms to thousands of followers.
I choose the word sunshine specifically because whenever I found myself happy, I would be radiating with light and I could feel it shining from me. This is why I call my happy moments .. sunshine moments! My sunshine moments range from taking a bath to adventuring outdoors.
Choose Love. – Jamie Wainman
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