Design Yourself 40: Preparing for the Camino with Aimee Rowe

Aimee Rowe joins us on the show this week for for the first in a two-part series on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route through Spain. Aimee is a doctor, an adventurer, and a long-time friend of Sharon’s. Sharon and Aimee walked this pilgrimage route together nearly 5 years ago and this week they are discussing how they both prepared for this walk, including how they went about making and honoring the commitment to walk, how they were able to carve out 6 weeks from their regular routine to – despite work and family obligations, and how they readied themselves for the experience itself. If you are trying to figure out how to carve out the time and space for a passion project or are gearing up for a life transition, this episode is for you. Hear about how small conversations can catalyze big change, tips for prioritizing what you really want and lots of laughter shared between two good friends.

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. Just do it.” – Aimee Rowe

Resources and Links

  • Listen to sermons from the same LA church that Aimee tuned into as part of her self-designed Camino preparation. In particular, she really enjoyed listening to the reflections of Rankin Wilbourne.
  • Check out Sharon’s blog series My Pregnant Pilgrimage on her and Aimee’s adventures along the Camino de Santiago.

Learn More About Aimee

Check out Aimee’s bio with Cascades East, where she is currently completing her residency focused on rural family medicine.

Hear about Aimee’s penchant for Seizing Adventure in Episode 37 of Design Yourself.