The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way – an amazing true story by Annette Birkmann

Are you looking for a great book that you simply cannot put down until the last word on the last page is read? Then this is the book for you. The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way Me is the amazing true story about a young woman who travels to the end of the world on a motorbike. During those 53.000 thousand kilometers she explains the importance of trusting yourself, letting things go and enjoy the very moment you are in.

This book  is a great read to bring on your upcoming summer holiday.

She followed her dream to South America

After a broken marriage Annette Birkmann decides to go to Argentina. In Buenos Aires she follows her dream to learn Spanish, visit South America and drive a motorcycle. All at the same time.

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The book is only available in Danish. The English version will be published early 2017.

This book gives you the story from a road trip that happens as much on the inside as on the outside. Annette covers thousands of kilometers on her bike that she named Senõr Dakar and at the same time realizes several hard truths about her self.

Embrace the Unknown

Being all by her self on the South African roads Annette Birkmann finally learned to accept herself, to embrace the unknown and accept what life presents to you.

She asks the hard question: What if the very thing we are looking for in life actually already is here – within us and in this very moment? All the freedom and happiness that we have been looking for and trying so hard to achieve already is surrounding us. All we have to do is to just stop for a second and embrace it.

Perusing a life long dreamAbra el Acay-passet, n+ªsten 5000 meters h+©jde, det nordlige Argentina

Annette Birkmann decided to make a change in life. She was 31 years old, had a growing carrier as a layer and was living the good life. But she decided to sell all her belongings, quit her job as a layer and go to South America to drive on a motorcycle. This was pursuing a lifelong dream.

What if the very thing we are looking for in life actually already is here – within us and in this very moment? All the freedom and happiness that we have been looking for and trying so hard to achieve already is surrounding us.

In Argentina she bought her first motorcycle and named it  Senor Dakar. After some months of volunteering on a motorcycle shop in Buenos Aires Annette Birkmann took of on a journey that lasted a year. She traveled through long roads just her, her bike, and her thoughts.

However she soon discovered that this journey was just as much about a inner journey as it was a geographical one.

She realized that no matter how far away you travel from your home you cannot escape from your thoughts. No matter where she was – there was always her thoughts in her head. And that is where she realized that she also needed to do this other journey in her mind.

The Courage to be True to Yourself

During her South American journey Annette Birkmann realize how her life would be if she had the courage to be true to herself. That included having the guts to leave her comfort zones behind and try out some of the things she always dreamed of doing: Learn Spanish, visit South America and learn to drive a motorcycle.

Along the way she understood how she had built all her life on a foundation of security that all depended on factors outside herself; Big titles on her business card, possessions and even her marriage.

South America

‘If nothing goes wrong on your adventure you will have nothing to talk about when you get back home’. Annette Birkmann has a lot to talk about.

The road to finding herself took Annette Birkmann through 53.000 kilometers through cold deserts and beautiful landscapes. She experienced rough weather and loneliness as well as the unexpected friendliness from strangers.

Famous last words

One of the friends she meets on her journey give her these words as they say good bye: Remember – that if nothing goes wrong on your adventure you will have nothing to talk about when you get back home’

Rest assured – Annette Birkmann has a lot of stories to share with you in her book.

Links:

http://annettebirkmann.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses

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