The rewards of doing things in reverse

Susan Jagannath
3 min readOct 6, 2023

A Walk in the Reverse Direction: Finding Inspiration and Koalas

Mostly transcript of the video above

Hey there, folks! Good morning! Today, let’s embark on another walk together. I’ve been doing these walks to get myself in shape for our upcoming Camino adventure in April. My goal is to complete a whopping 200 days of walking. So, join me as we take these gentle strides to get started.

Now, this walk is quite interesting. We’re exploring the same route we often take, but in the opposite direction. It’s amazing how a simple change in perspective can completely transform our outlook. You know what they say, sometimes you need to walk a mile in another shoe. And boy, does it ring true! This walk is perfect for those dealing with leg or foot injuries. The path along the river boasts gentle gradients and a smooth pavement. So, for all those who shall not be named, worry not! This stroll is tailor-made for you.

While we wander, I’m always on the lookout for koalas. Apparently, there have been sightings in this park. However, I’ll have to avoid getting a crick in my neck by constantly gazing up at the trees. It’s all part of the excitement that kickstarts my day. After all, it’s a Saturday morning, and we’re diving headfirst into a glorious three-day weekend.

Apart from our walk, I’ve set aside some time today for my own writing. I’ve recently finished my book on the Camino Inverno, but now comes the daunting task of editing it. One technique I always recommend is reading your book out loud. It helps identify awkward areas and allows you to improve them. However, with the wonders of AI, we can now have our text read back to us effortlessly. No more cringing at the sound of our own voices!

Speaking of the weekend, what are your plans? Do share! As for me, I have my granddaughter here, and spending quality time with her is a top priority. We’re up to all sorts of adventures. It’s just the beginning of a reverse weekend, though. If only we could reverse it from Monday to Saturday. Ah, well, at least we can reverse our walk and enjoy a cup of tea or water afterward.



Susan Jagannath

I escaped corporate to travel, have adventures, write bestsellers, and help others to publish.