A lot of people feel trapped by circumstance, by the expectations of others or the perception that they need a lot of money. They would like to have a different direction in their lives, but they're held back by fear or desires that are incompatible with that freedom.
I am a rolling stone, never in one place for very long.
I was the child at school in second-hand or handmade clothes and, as I grew older, I craved material wealth, a big house and designer clothes.
I went through a lot of my life not being mindful of how I was living it. I wasn't mindful environmentally, or whether I was on track.
I'm not claiming to be anything out of the ordinary. I am not especially big or strong or brave or intrepid.
I just used to have a really normal life, working in an office.
Ocean rowing is very much what you make it. Rowing technique is pretty irrelevant on the ocean. It's the psychology that's important.
My advice is don't keep asking yourself if you can do something. Just get out there and do it. You can really surprise yourself.
I don't own designer clothes, or a sports car, or a huge house, but I am seeing the world, experiencing amazing things, and I have become an environmental campaigner.