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How to Determine What You Want Your Life to Look Like

“You don’t have to know all the steps to getting where you want to be, you just have to know the next step.” ?Valerie Young

Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen introduce us to Valerie Young.

Lori introduces us to Valerie…

“Valerie describes herself as the “dreamer in residence” at I go to her when I have questions for people interested in transitioning to new careers.”

Valerie shares her insights into what it means to follow your passion and the role passion plays in the work that we do.

“I’m of the mind that it is important generally speaking that we find something we enjoy doing. But sometimes people get really hung up on finding their true passion.”

Valerie encourages people to think about what they want their lives to look like first and then figure out how to make that happen.

Listen in as Valerie shares her insights and advice on how to focus on life first and work second as a means to creating the life you want.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career that allows you to live life on your own terms go to and explore the ways travel writing can help you do that.