Here at FINDRA, we’re always looking to bring you snippets of motivation to get you inspired for your own everyday adventures. November always marks a happy time for Team FINDRA with the Kendal Mountain Festival taking pride of place in our calendar. This year we were back with another Everyday Adventure talk, hosted by Megan Hine with a host of brilliant panel members.
The Everyday Adventure
“On my journey with FINDRA, I have been fortunate enough to meet several amazing ‘adventurers’; men and women who have done genuinely awesome things, like cycling around the world in record time, or running across the Atlas Mountains unsupported. Listening to these men and women hearing about their achievements really blew my mind.
Interspersed with these awe inspiring tales, we as a team would also share our own little adventures these were much more low key. We would share what we got up to at the weekend, like bike rides, walks with our dogs or family and friends or having fun trying some new activities.
I started to notice that these ‘everyday adventures’ were receiving far more engagement more comments more likes, and I realised that people found them more relatable.”
Click through to Alex’s blog on why Everyday Adventures sits at the core of FINDRA and how it came to be.
FINDRA at Kendal Mountain Festival
This weekend, Team FINDRA has been at the Kendal Mountain Festival with a stand at Basecamp PLUS holding a panel talk at the nearby Brewery Arts Centre!
We believe that outdoor adventure is the perfect catalyst to free your body and mind from the demands of today’s world. To be 100% present in the moment and embrace something greater than our daily routine. As we become older we can often become weighed down with the responsibilities of raising children, caring for ageing parents and/or maintaining a career; let alone feel comfortable with a body that we perceive to be no longer as strong or able. However we are often held back by things that are harder to understand; the fear of the unknown and how to manage the risks involved, thoughts that can clutter our minds and stop us from exploring.
Megan Hine hosted a brilliant panel discussion with Jo Moseley, Alex Feechan, Graeme Walker and Dave Flanagan, all of whom have experience of fitting outdoor activities and adventures into their busy home lives and hectic schedules. We always get such great feedback from these sessions as it’s a barrier a lot of people face. Real discussion about the importance of the outdoors and just how you go about fitting it in is necessary to remove these barriers for everybody. Each panel member had a different journey into their everyday adventures and it was fascinating to hear from them all. We were reminded to invest in ourselves and accept our limits; we don’t have to the the best at something to enjoy doing it.
An audience members also wisely pointed out how important it is to say on social media how you can be bad at something. “Being bad at something can be joyful”, said Jo. Just make sure two boxes are being ticked – is it fun? And are you having a good time?
Thank you to everybody who attended our talk and came to chat with us at our stall in Basecamp before and afterwards. Speaking to our customers directly really helps us understand who you are and what you want from us as a brand and how we can better deliver that. Kendal Mountain Festival gets bigger and better each year, so we can’t wait to return again in 2020, meet more of you and see you all again!
Quote of the Week
Music of the Week
We’re building a FINDRA Community Playlist over on Spotify, bringing you music of a rather eclectic variety! From classic dance tunes to lesser-known indie songs, we hope there’s something new in there for you. If you’ve got a favourite you’d like to hear in the playlist, drop us a tweet!
You may not have heard of Scottish folktronica group, The Beta Band, by name but you’ll definitely know their music as they’ve been producing songs since 1996. They may not be together anymore, but their music continues to inspire – including our very own Alex who was introduced to The Beta Band by her sons.
Whatever you’re up to this week, friends, remember to find your everyday adventure.
Love, Team FINDRA x