Katie McKenna didn’t pull the ripcord to follow the life that she had always dreamed of living, she had the ripcord yanked on her and it transformed her way of living life. 10 years ago she was working in finance because her Dad and her brother told her it would be a very good job for her. She was living someone else’s expectation.
She planned to work for 5 years, save a bunch of money and finally do what she was really meant to do when one morning she went out on a bike ride and at a stop light she signaled to a semi-truck driver that she was turning right.
The driver didn’t see her. The light turned green, Katie started peddling turning right and unfortunately so did the truck.
Katie was hit, knocked to the pavement run over by the front 4 wheels of the semi-truck’s trailer right across her midsection. She laid there in shock only to turn and look at the back set of wheels coming straight for her.
All she could do was scream “noooooo” as the 2nd set of wheels rolled over her body.
I catch up to Katie over 10 years after that tragic accident and we discuss her life since that October morning and how she is now a motivating force helping people get over trauma.
In this episode we discuss…
Her career in finance living someone else’s expectation.
That perfect bike ride on October 2nd.
Signaling to the driver of the 18-wheeler
The sound of the accident.
Feeling the mud flaps slap her body.
The surgeon telling her that she probably wouldn’t survive the surgery.
Waking up, alive and grappling with her way of living life had completely changed forever.
Going back to work 6 months after the accident.
Her 10 journey of recovery and inspiring others to conquer tragedy.
Motivating others that are not living their own authentic life to pursue the life of their dreams.
It starts by making one small incremental change at a time which is exactly how she got from laying on that street to training for her 3rd half marathon.
Shout out to Kyle James, podcast guest #77 for introducing Katie to me. Listen to Kyle’s journey from 9-to-5 to traveling the world and capturing his quest in ‘Not Afraid of the Fall’.
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