Susan walked the Camino Frances in 2018

During my professional career, I was always an entrepreneur.  I started an insurance agency and provided employer sponsored benefit packages.  After I sold this company, I started consulting with business owners on growing their business with effective marketing, employee engagement and customer loyalty.

Along the way, I was always active physically and active in my community.

  • I walked the San Diego marathon and raised money for the Leukemia Society.
  • I walked the 3-Day, 60-mile walk, from Santa Barbara to Malibu and raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  
  • I organized a Nashville Walk for Women.  96 women and 1 man, each walked 13.1 miles and raised $45,000 for a local non-profit.
  • I hiked trails whenever I could and spent many vacations walking and hiking.
  • In 2018, I walked the Camino de Santiago.

For many years, my Mission has been to grow and to expand.  With faith, I know I can

  • Be more than I think I am.
  • Give more than I think I have.
  • Do more than I think I can.

I will be more, give more and do more today than I did yesterday.  I am vibrant and growing.

As I approached my 70th birthday, I realized it was time to do something I had been dreaming about – it was time to Walk the Camino de Santiago.  As I trained, I studied the Way and its history.  Because it’s the Way of St. James, the Way of Forgiveness, I decided to use this Pilgrimage as a time to reflect on my life:  to forgive myself for the mistakes I made and to acknowledge all the blessings in my life.  I wanted this to be a very Spiritual journey and it was.  

However, this pilgrimage was even more than I could have imagined.  I meditated, prayed, and reflected.  I also met and enjoyed some of the most wonderful people on earth.  I laughed.  I cried.  I enjoyed the moments.  It was a time of renewal.  I walked away from this experience knowing that I can do anything – no matter how old I am.  I can do more than I think I can.

Because of this profound experience, I am excited to find a way to experience it again, virtually, and to give back to the albergues along the way.  Together we can give more than we think we have.  I cannot wait to meet you along The Way!