Sherry's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Team Full Circle

SHERRY GRATHLER

Whitewater Rafting Guide
Los Rios River Runners

“A lot of my philosophies in life are around water: you have to go with the flow, but you have to act at the right time.”

INTERESTS:

Action Sports Environment & Nature

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Experience Choices Desire Money & Financial Security Values Fulfillment Societal Pressures Courage Hobbies & Pastimes

FOUNDATION:

Being Physically Active

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Always thought that she would become a lawyer.
  • She started going down that path, but when she talked to other attorneys, she realized that most of them didn't actually like their jobs.
  • Seeing so many people get stuck stuck in careers they resented made her realize she had to get away from the corporate world.
  • She'd heard good things about Taos, New Mexico, so she decided that'd be a good spot to visit and get back in touch with nature.
  • After she went back home, she saved up all her money and six months later, she moved back to Taos.
  • Found a group of people who were making a living working outdoors; decided to try working on the river and quickly realized she could totally handle it.
  • Says her seasonal work schedule doesn't always "fit" in mainstream society, which leads to questions like, "When are you going to get a real job?"
  • But she says she'll stay in this job until she feels stagnant; says the meaning of life is actively searching for meaning, engaging, and always having fun.

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