Spontaneous Wild Weekends 1

Give yourself permission to shake things up – to let go, be spontaneous, take an unexpected opportunity – to live a little on the wild side.

Penny Webb

One weekend, I, along with our Kinwomen friend Rose decided to go on a crazy, fun 48-hour reconnaissance mission to check out what the trip opportunities could be for others to visit a country town Kinwomen were going to visiting and speaking at in a few months time. Our only objective was to meet the people and places of our destiny town and specifically to find the hidden, second-hand treasure shops and towns along the way.

So two busy working girls packed an overnight bag and fled mid-morning on a Friday, leaving family and responsibilities behind to explore. We had no agenda, no time constraints – other than work on Monday!

We met so many fabulous people, discovered the op-shops, cake shops, food-farms and family businesses… and found the best bed and breakfast host and home to lay our head. What a treat it was – to give ourselves permission to get out of life’s structure and routine.

I think we all understand that there is a need for structure and routine and boundaries for most of the time – its called ‘everyday life’, but we also need to give ourselves permission to shake things up – to let go, be spontaneous, take an unexpected opportunity – to live a little on the wild side.

No Regrets.


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".

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  • Julie King

    Thanks Penny for your words of encouragement to have fun! I needed to hear that!! I’ve just spontaneously got myself a ticket to the Kalamunda music festival tonight! ? More fun than sitting at home watching TV! We need to make the most of each day as we don’t know how many more we have! ?

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