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Book Title: Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific|
The author of the book: Roz Savage
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 339 KB
Edition: Hay House, Inc.
Date of issue: October 15th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781401942625
Read full description of the books Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific:In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean—alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents—both in the ocean water and within herself. Crossing Earth’s largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life.
Read information about the authorRoz Savage is an ocean rower, environmental campaigner, author and speaker.
In case this makes her sound intrepid, you should know that as a child she was small, unathletic, and bookish (and is not so different now). Her parents were both Methodist preachers and moved house frequently, so the young Rosalind took refuge in books. She yearned to be a writer herself, but as she went through that painful process called "growing up", she lost sight of her dream.
She went to London and worked as a management consultant for 11 years, until an early mid-life crisis combined with an environmental epiphany made her decide to transform her life. She turned her back on a materialistic lifestyle and set out to row across oceans, using her adventures to raise awareness of top environmental issues. Now she had something to write about.
Since embarking on her first ocean in 2005, she has braved 20-foot waves, been capsized 3 times in 24 hours, and faced death by dehydration when both her watermakers broke. She has encountered whales, dolphins, sharks, and turtles, and admired the timeless beauty of sunrises, sunsets, and star-filled night skies. She has been pushed beyond her limits many times, and forced to find inner resources she never knew existed - courage, mental strength, patience, and tenacity.
She now holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
Her first book, Rowing The Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, was published in 2009. Her second book, based on her Pacific crossing, is called Stop Drifting Start Rowing, and is published in October 2013. Her goal in writing is to share the lessons she has learned the hard way, both on and off the ocean, in the hope that they might inspire and motivate others to dream big, get out of their comfort zones, and tackle their own personal challenges the only way there is - one oarstroke at a time.
In 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2013 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She lives in London with her partner, Howard.
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