Meeting Sarah Dodd, The Nomadic Dreamer, in Barcelona.
Sarah Dodd grew up in a small town in Arkansas in USA. She has had to overcome many obstacles in her life. She comes from a family with a long line of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as depression and countless unmet dreams. Eager to leave the only place she had ever known, she focused on a goal to graduate high school one year early and at the age of 17 she left home. Sarah has a bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas in Speech and Communication, with years of intercultural experience, as well as a nursing background.
At the age of 23 years old as she was working as a licensed nurse, Sarah found herself in over her head with student loans, interest rates and materialistic possessions and stuck in the normal routine of life, doing what she felt like she “should” be doing, instead of going after her truest dreams. With the big picture in mind, Sarah decided that it was more important to not live with regrets than losing the approval of others. Sarah came up with a plan and worked with a unshakable She worked endlessly for over a year and a half i n two jobs, double shifts, holidays and every weekend shift she could take until she paid off all of her loans and could move debt free to Spain. In June 2013 she moved to Spain without knowing a single person or word of Spanish and began to get a small glimpse of the immense world that we live in.
Sarah Dodd lived, worked and experienced the Spanish life and culture during two years. In 2015 she decided that she was ready for a change and that she wanted to really go out and face her deepest fears. With only a small backpack, she left her place of comfort and set off on a new adventure, but this time completely alone. During that following year, she had many amazing adventures across 25 countries of Africa and Europe. Her eyes opened up to the world and she never was the same.
Some of Sarah Dodd’s top adventures during that first year included:
• Hiking over 650 miles alone over 31 days in the Camino de Santiago
• National Festivals: Tomatina, Sanfermines, Las Fallas, Oktoberfest, Kings Day
• Bungee jump from highest dam in the world in Switzerland
• Traveling only by means of staying with local families and cultural immersion
• During this time she started her website, The Nomadic Dreamer and eventually got into public speaking.
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